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authenticnow posted 11/6/2013 18:57 PM

Going to SIL's for Thanksgiving like we always do. I decided I'm going to bring some potato latkes, since it's Hanukkah .

This confuses things .

jrc1963 posted 11/6/2013 19:27 PM

AN... we're having the same problem here!

Thanksgiving dinner?
Hanukkah Dinner???

I'm doing traditional Thanksgiving dinner with a side of Latkes.

gahurts posted 11/6/2013 19:48 PM

Is it normal for Hanukkah to be this early?

nowiknow23 posted 11/6/2013 19:50 PM

I read somewhere that the last time this happened was 125 year ago.

jrc1963 posted 11/6/2013 19:55 PM

GA... it moves around the "Christian" Calendar because it's set on the Jewish Calendar which is different. (don't ask me how)

It's early, but it's been this early before...

Jrazz posted 11/6/2013 20:21 PM

There was a latke "bar" at my friend's rehearsal dinner this summer. All the toppings of the rainbow (including turkey bacon.)

There's nothing confusing about delicioiusness!

[This message edited by Jrazz at 8:22 PM, November 6th (Wednesday)]

deeplysad posted 11/6/2013 20:26 PM

I'm using my Menorah as my centerpiece for my Thanksgiving dinner.

authenticnow posted 11/6/2013 20:28 PM

Our rabbi once said (and of course I'm not saying it as eloquently as he did) that Hanukkah isn't early this year, it's exactly where it's supposed to be on the Jewish calendar.

Menorah centerpiece...I like it!

jrc1963 posted 11/6/2013 21:17 PM

I like that AN

Lyonesse posted 11/7/2013 08:58 AM

This sounds like a win-win to me. I love turkey! I love latkes! Have a great Thankshannukah!

TrulyReconciled posted 11/7/2013 09:05 AM

We should just combine it all and call it Christmakwanzaahanukkah

Amazonia posted 11/7/2013 11:20 AM

GA... it moves around the "Christian" Calendar because it's set on the Jewish Calendar which is different. (don't ask me how)

Oh! I know this one!

The "Christian" calendar is actually the Gregorian calendar (a standardized calendar established by the Catholic church in the 1500s, and the most widely used calendar in the world today). The Jewish calendar is based on cycles of the moon, and long out dates the Gregorian calendar. That's why Jewish holidays "move" on the gregorian calendar every year. In short, the Jewish calendar has extra "leap months" once in a while. You can read more here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_calendar#Leap_months

and more on the Gregorian here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar

Jrazz posted 11/24/2013 21:35 PM

Bumping this because we took advantage of the yummy kosher food display and made matzo ball soup tonight!

DD3 actually did most of it (we dropped the dough in the water with a reeeeeeeeeally long spoon.)

She ate the heck out of the soup too. So cool!

Everyone ready for next week?

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