Happy Thanksgivukkah to All!

By Rabbi Mark Melamut

A link for your holiday reading pleasure:

“This failure to act is, of course, the opposite message from both the Hanukkah and Thanksgiving stories. When the tenacious souls of Modi’in and the Mayflower emerged from the wintery darkness of their caves and their ship’s hull, battle-weary and diminished in numbers, they set forth to sanctify their reclaimed home with the work of their hands. The miracle of these stories is not the unexpected bounty of light nor harvest. It is the willingness of those who have fought so long for this moment to now pick up a broom or a hoe, to push aside a tiny bit of chaos and hopelessness and begin the difficult everyday work of real life which happens after the battle is won.”

Happy Hanukkah & Thanksgiving,
Rabbi Mark Melamut

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About Gabriele Lange

Multi Media Consultant in SF Bay Area WebDesign at City College 2008-2011 Professional Photographer since 1998 Lived in Berlin, Germany between 1987-1994
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