November 25, 2013 - New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary.
The full text of this week's commentary follows:
This is a
Two of my
very favorite holidays fall on the same day.
boot, they have overlapping meanings.
of course, is on Thursday.
Thanksgiving occurred when the Pilgrims gave thanks to God for the harvest they
gratitude was inspired by the Hebrew Bible, which was important to their
very arrival in America, beginning in 1620, was, above all, in pursuit of the
religious freedom denied them in England.
day of Hanukkah is also on Thursday.
celebrates the ancient Jewish revolt against religious persecution.
Thanksgiving, Hanukkah reminds us of that insatiable search for freedom of
time Thanksgiving and Hanukkah converge will be in 78,000 years.
can’t be sure I’ll be around then, I plan to enjoy both holidays with abandon
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David Harris of AJC.