It's true! Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are on the same day this year!
What a great combination -- turkey and sweet potato latkes. Two of my favorites.
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Subject: Fwd: non-CBH: Turkey & Latkes
Date: July 8, 2013 8:36:07 PM EDT
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From: "Lynn Tarnow" <wonratl@...
Date: Jul 8, 2013 8:23 PM
Subject: non-CBH: Turkey & Latkes
Thanksgiving..... Turkey and Latkes. What a
Hanukkah will be on Thanksgiving this
for the first time ever, and never
will be celebrating the first
of Chanukah on Thanksgiving, so expect
and latkes on the
This is the only time it will ever
read below to see the
will be on
this year! Thanksgiving is set as
fourth Thursday in November, meaning the
it can be is 11/28. 11/28 is also the
The Jewish calendar repeats on a 19 year
and Thanksgiving repeats on a 7 year
You would therefore expect them to
roughly every 19x7 = 133 years.
back, this is approximately
– the last time it would have
However, Thanksgiving was only formally
by President Lincoln in 1863. So, it
never happened before.
it ever happen again?
The reason is
the Jewish calendar is very slowly
out of sync with the solar
of 4 days per 1000 years!
while presently Hanukkah can be as
as 11/28, over the years the
such that the earliest Hanukkah
be is 11/29. The next time Hanukkah falls on
is 2146, which is a Monday. Therefore,
is the only time Hanukkah will ever
the Jewish calendar is never modified
any way, then it will slowly move
through the Gregorian calendar, until it
all the way back to where it is
So, Chanukah would again fall on
11/28...in the year 79,811. Given our
it is fair to say humans won’t be here
And if there are no humans, the
will be cancelled.
28th 2013, enjoy your turkey and your
It has never happened before, and it
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