Thanksgiving and Being a Jew

Giving thanks goes to the essence of what it means to be a Jew.

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Comments (7)

(7) Mair Zvi ben Yitzchak Isaac, HaLevy., November 28, 2019 9:32 PM

America is a Christian Country. Thanksgiving is a Christian holiday. According to Rabbi Avigdor Miller, ZT"L, celebrating Thanksgiving in the traditional Christian way of eating a family dinner of turkey, etc, is a form of Avodah Zorah if done by Jews in imitation of the Christian tradition.
A true Jew offers thanks to HaShem as the first act he/she performs on arising each and every day! Better to thank HaShem according to Jewish rather than Christian tradition.

(6) Vladimir G, November 28, 2019 5:07 PM


USA Thanks giving has unfortunately a background of Genocide. I noticed a lot of American Jewish proudly celebrating this holiday. Is like natives celebrating the holocaust. I personally don’t celebrate this holiday, because I can’t not stand on someone celebrating inquisition day, or mazada day or holocaust day, or any other celebration of Genocide!!

(5) Elliott Danto, November 28, 2019 4:44 PM

Thanks...i will use this tonite at our Thanksgiving dinner....have a Good Shabbos

(4) Bracha Goetz, November 28, 2019 1:42 AM


(3) Cynthia Graham, November 27, 2019 4:11 PM


Watching the Thanksgiving and being a Jew video, it gave me more to think about. Thanksgiving is not just about a turkey. It's about celebrating God daily, and the Blessing that God gives us. I love it has helped me some much and educated me on so much. I find myself always looking for great article to make me a better person. Thank you so much, I will share this with many. We do not have to wait for Novermber 28 for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is daily with G-d. G-D Bless You

(2) mel water, November 26, 2019 11:55 PM

tks giving why for us

we say modeh every day and modem 5X a day and hodu iX aday and 7x 365 DAYS =2555 A YR, SO tell me rabbi WHY ONE DAY A YEAR . tHIS IS ONLY IF YOUR NOT ASSIMALATED to an American Jew as apposed to a Jewish American. Where's your courage rabbi to be a loyal torah Jew as apposed to a M O Jew. a liitle ashamed to buck the tied HMMMMM mel ps there are 3 isurai deorysa's about this Lo sailech….. BEchujkosayhem…… Lo tismach Yisroel...….. chazak mel

(1) Alan S., November 24, 2019 1:10 PM

Rabbi Goldberg's videos are always inspirational.

Yasher Koach to Rabbi Goldberg for creating a timely, eloquent video!


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