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Sermons of Thanksgiving

It is widely believed that the Pilgrims modeled their Thanksgiving feast after the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. In its modern incarnation as a secular festival focusing on gratitude, an appropriately Jewish concept, Thanksgiving has been observed by American Jews from its earliest days. When George Washington declared a non-denominational National Day of Thanksgiving in 1789, American Jews eagerly joined the celebration. Gershom Mendes Seixas…

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Photo of the day: Outdoor religious services at country camp, circa 1950. National Jewish Welfare Board Records. From American Jewish Historical Society. For more archival photos, visit the Center for Jewish History’s Flickr photostream.

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