Wednesday, November 7, 2007

A Happy Jewish Thanksgiving to You

Happy Thanksgiving!

JEWISH LIFE: Buy turkey. Stuff with Challah. Give Thanksgiving a Jewish Flavor.
This article from the United Jewish Communities web page includes an interview with Faye Levy, author of 1000 Jewish Recipes, and also gives the recipes for:

  • Thanksgiving Tzimmes

  • Spiced Roasted Turkey

  • Hot Cumin-Tomato Sauce

  • Challah Stuffing

  • Pecan Streusal Pears

Are you getting hungry?

This article from the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix suggests ways to make Thanksgiving mean more than just gobbling turkeys. Ideas include:

  • Do good deeds together as a family.

  • Say blessings.

  • Say grace after meals.

  • Create a Thanksgiving seder.

  • Invite someone far from home to your Thanksgiving dinner.

Rivka's First Thanksgiving by Elsa Okon Rael, illustrated by Maryann Kovalski

This picture book tells the story of a little girl from a Jewish immigrant family on the Lower East Side, who must take a stand to prove to her family and her rabbi that Jews in America should celebrate Thanksgiving!

You can hear an interview with illustrator Maryann Kovalski here.

and you can check out some of her illustrations and the real locations that inspired them here.

You can also find a reading guide for Rivka's First Thanksgiving, with interesting points for discussion from the PJ Library (PDF).

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