Of course we all know that Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday but did you know that Thanksgiving is too?
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. 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!
Hanukkah Starts on December 16, 2014
Hanukkah, also called the Festival of Lights, begins on December 16 and lasts for 8 days. The holiday lasts for 8 days to commemorate the miracle of the 8 nights of light that was sustained by a miniscule amount of oil that was thought to barely last one night. Hanukkah parties abound with the spinning of the dreidel, eating of latkes and other foods fried in symbolic oil and gift giving.
Many American Jews celebrate Hanukkah each of the eight nights with gift giving and celebration. At Challah Connection, Jewish tradition is the guiding force behind all of our unique kosher gifts and kosher gift baskets. For Chanukah, we have created Chanukah Gifts and Hannukah Gift Baskets that reflect the beauty and miracle of the holiday. Our goal is to make your holidays more meaningful by providing you with a comprehensive array of Hanukkah Gift Baskets, Hanukkah specialties and Judaica such as menorahs, dreidels and items for kids that will bring them special meaning and memories.
Kosher Holiday Gift Giving for Corporate or Friends
If you are sending holiday gifts to Jewish friends or family, sending a kosher gift is recommended. You would not want to exclude anyone in the office who may not be able to enjoy the gift because it's not kosher. Every single food item at Challah Connection is certified kosher, you can be sure of that!