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Jewish Festival of Lights falls on American holiday
Last time of Thanksgivukkah was 1888
Rabbi Mitch Cohen points to a loaf of Challah bread shaped like a menorah. Members of the Shalom b’Harim surround him to enjoy “oneg” in the fellowship hall after the Sabbet service last Friday at Dahlonega Presbyterian Church. The group meets there once a month. - photo by SAVANNAH KING
This Thanksgiving, the American festival of eating will coincide with the Jewish Festival of Lights in a holiday match-up that has been dubbed Thanksgivukkah. Thanksgiving will coincide with the first day of Hanukkah for the first time since 1888, and it won’t happen again for nearly 78,000 years. Rabbi Mitch Cohen of Shalom b’Harim in Dahlonega said he loves the two holidays are so close together this year.