Re: Thanksgiving

Michael Berger (
Fri, 27 Dec 1996 14:19:47 -0500 ()

Rafi Goldmeier wrote:
>I have heard many different things about religious Jews celebrating
>Thanksgiving. Some say you should as part of Minhag America (custom of
>America) and some say you should not because of Chukos Hagoyim - following
>the ways of the Goyim and also because everyday should be thanksgiving.
>The second reason does not really make sense because we in Judaism also
>celebrate many Holidays on specific days even though we really should say
>thank you every day.

Rabbi Michael Broyde recently published an article entitled "The
Celebrating of Thanksgiving at the End of November: A secular or Religious
Holiday?" in volume 30 of the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society
at pages 42-66 (1995).

Michael Berger