Did you know that Thanksgiving is a Jewish holiday? There is one common theme that runs through every Jewish holiday and that is family (mishpacha) gathering together to share home cooked holiday foods. By that definition, Thanksgiving is hands down a Jewish holiday. Thanksgiving is on November 26th, start shopping now for kosher Thanksgiving desserts and gift giving for hostesses and out of town guests. Sign up now for our email list and receive savings with our holiday discount codes.
There is one common theme that runs through every Jewish holiday and that is family (mishpacha) gathering together to share home cooked holiday foods. By that definition, Thanksgiving is hands down a Jewish holiday. We exchange brisket, roasted chicken and potato kugel for turkey, stuffing (best made with challah—see recipe) and mashed potatoes (or sweet potato latkes!). Thanksgiving also has a key aspect in common with Passover—the need to recline after the “festive meal.” One might actually say that the Thanksgiving meal and a Passover Seder or Rosh Hashana meal have a lot in common: holiday food, Jewish ritual, family and lots of kosher desserts!
However, unique to Thanksgiving is that the holiday weekend lasts 4-5 days. For the weekend mornings, there is nothing better than challah French toast or bagels and lox for your houseguests. Or, if you are going to friends or family for Thanksgiving, don’t forget to bring a hostess gift such as our hamsa trivet from Israel or a kosher gift basket filled with challah, babka, rugelach and Thanksgiving orange and white cookies! Thanksgiving is November 27 and if you are sending our kosher gifts to friends and family far away, don’t forget to place your order soon!