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1716Re: [Ashkenazi-Q] Overlapping Chanukah and Thanksgiving, 2013

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  • joel marks
    Jan 28, 2013
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      Hi Jerry,
      We live off Las Olas Blvd in Ft. lauderdale.
      We can always get together no matter how many of us, would be fun.
       Joel Marks Chair, Hadassah Associates Greater Miami Region 954-713-8034 404-660-7196

      From: Gerald Horwitz <GAH@...>
      To: "<Ashkenazi-Q@yahoogroups.com>" <Ashkenazi-Q@yahoogroups.com>
      Cc: "Ashkenazi-Q@yahoogroups.com" <Ashkenazi-Q@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 10:24 AM
      Subject: Re: [Ashkenazi-Q] Overlapping Chanukah and Thanksgiving, 2013
      Am in Weston
      Are there enough members to have a 
      Florida get together

      We did one in Chicago n one in NYC Sent from JERRY HORWITZ  

      On Jan 28, 2013, at 7:13 AM, "A Silver" <asilvr@...> wrote:
      Thanks Joel.

      I couldn't help but notice that your in Miami and the chair of the Hadassah associates.  I'm originally from Miami and was very active in Young Judaea. Do you know the Bergers or Weisburgs?  Sandy Berger and Helen Weisburg were/are both active Hadassah members.

      On Jan 28, 2013, at 7:04 AM, joel marks wrote:

      I will be sure to share this with our grandchildren.
       Joel Marks Chair, Hadassah Associates Greater Miami Region 954-713-803 4 404-660-7196

      From: A Silver <asilvr@...>
      Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2013 9:11 PM
      Subject: [Ashkenazi-Q] Overlapping Chanukah and Thanksgiving, 2013
      Thought that you would find this interesting if you did not already know about it!
      Once in an eternity will Hanukkah and Thanksgiving overlap. They will this year; 2013. On November 28, 2013. That’s never happened before ... and it will never happen again.
      Here comes more than you wanted to know!
      Thanksgiving is inexorably set as the fourth Thursday in November. That means the latest any Thanksgiving can happen is on November 28th. As for Hannukah, the earliest it can occur is November 28th.
      The Jewish calendar repeats on a 19 year cycle. Thanksgiving repeats on a 7 year cycle. You would therefore expect them to coincide roughly every 133 years (19x7). Looking back, this is approximately correct – the last time it could have happened was in 1861. But Thanksgiving was not established until 1893. So that’s never happened before and won’t happen again.
      Because the Jewish calendar is very slowly getting out of sync with the solar calendar, at a rate of 4 days per 1000 years (not bad for a many centuries old calendar!) This means that while Hanukkah can be as early as November 28th, over the years the calendar will drift forward, so that the earliest Hanukkah can be is November 29th. The next time Hanukkah will fall on November 28th is in the year 2146 (which is a Monday). Therefore, 2013 is the only time Hanukkah will ever be the same day as Thanksgiving.
      Of course, if the Jewish calendar is never modified in any way, it will slowly move forward through the Gregorian calendar, until it loops all the way back to where it is now. So, Hanukkah will again fall on Thursday, November 28th in the year 79,811. Consider that as "never again".

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