Thanksgiving

(Thanks)giving — A Thanksgiving for the Rest of the Year

Happy Thanksgiving! For many, Thanksgiving gathers us with family and friends, inviting us to reflect gratefully on our blessings. For ...

One Moment At A Time

I am looking outside my window at the orange leaves, and low sun, at too early a time in the ...

The Case for Still Giving Thanks (With a Little Help from Hebrew)

In the best of years, Thanksgiving is a complicated holiday. Its complications are multi-level, valid, and not easily overcome. Many ...

Turkey Day – Trouble or Treat?

For many of us, the Thanksgiving holiday is like a ritual that we observe similarly each and every year. We ...

It’s Thanksgiving, But What if One Doesn’t Feel Thankful?

Happy Thanksgiving. Now, let’s get real: Some don’t feel thankful today. We might feel like the turkeys got us down. We might feel ...

We Are a Nation of Immigrants

Last night I participated in my town of Westborough’s Interfaith Thanksgiving. Our program was entitled ‘Welcoming the Stranger’, recalling that ...

Making Mississippi Home For Thanksgiving

I like to think of myself as open-minded. I will try most things (that don’t involve throwing myself out of ...

Hakarat HaTov, Oprah-Style

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a big Oprah Winfrey fan. From Oprah’s Book Club to the ...

Seeking Connections

Do you want to feel like your life has meaning? Do you want to be connected to other individuals like yourself? Do ...

Why I Love Black Friday (And Yes, I’m Out Shopping)

Black Friday gets kind of a bad reputation these days. Especially with some stores making employees work on Thanksgiving Thursday ...