Happy Thanksgivukkah

November, 2013 – I am very busy now getting ready for the first ever in our lifetime Thanksgivukkah! Yes, for the first (and last) time ever, the first day of Chanukah falls on Thanksgiving. I have my Menurkey

menurkey

and a Thanksgivukkah t-shirt to commemorate the occasion. I even wrote some special verses to some popular Chanukah songs to celebrate:

Tune: I Have a Little Dreydl
I have a new menorah
It looks like a turkey
We light our candles in it
We call it a “menurkey”

Oh, menurkey, nurkey, nurkey
You are so very quirky
Menurkey, nurkey, nurkey
A menorah like a turkey.

And to the tune of Debbie Friedman’s Thanksgiving song:
Chorus: Happy Thanksgiving, hooray, hooray, hooray
Aren’t you glad you’re Jewish on this Thanksgiving Day
Happy Thanksgiving, hooray, hooray, hooray
Aren’t you glad you’re Jewish on this Thanksgiving Day

Turkeys and latkes and lots of stuff to eat
Dreydls that spin around, a very special treat
And don’t forget to light your menurkey on this day
This special occasion will soon just go away. Oy!

Repeat Chorus:…..

Maccabees and Pilgrims, we celebrate them both
They all fought for freedom, to them we give a toast
Thanksgivvukah is special, we’ll see it only once
For our religious freedom, we thank you all a bunch. Hey!

Please enjoy this very special holiday and don’t eat too much!

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