Re: Celebrating American holidays

Michael Berger (
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 08:47:24 -0400 (EDT)

Benson Stone asked:
<< Are we allowed to celebrate American holidays (Thankgiving, 4th of July,
etc.)? >>

The topic of Thanksgiving, in particular, and secular holidays in general
is dealt with by Rabbi Michael Broyde, "Thanksgiving: Secular or Religious
Holiday," in Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society 30:42-65
(5756/1995). He surveys the approach of a number of modern American poskim
to this issue.

Michael Berger