Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Giving Tuesday marks the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States. It was devised as a way of helping to focus people’s minds on not only receiving – gifts etc. – during the Christmas and holiday season,… Read more »
Thanksgiving, this year November 22, was inaugurated in 1621 by the colonial Pilgrims who wanted to show their gratitude for having a productive harvest which provided satisfying meals. Thanksgiving continues to be a day upon which most Americans gather with family and friends for feasting and counting their blessings.
Moving to a new country and leaving behind friends, family and lifestyle can be difficult. In order to feel at home, it’s important to hold on to your traditions and past experiences. Sharing your cultural differences and customs with new people can create something extremely beautiful and powerful. Wherever you may be this Thanksgiving, share… Read more »
As a Jew, I am thankful that when America was discovered, America discovered the Bible. When I used to live in the United States, my curious non-Jewish friends would ask me at this time of year whether I, an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, celebrate Thanksgiving? The mere question reminds me that we still have much to… Read more »