Category Archives: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2017: The Children of the Children of Israel

As far as I know, there are only two countries in the world that were founded on the idea of hope. America and Israel. And what was the hope?

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Prager U: What’s the Truth About the First Thanksgiving?

Should Americans celebrate Thanksgiving as a day of gratitude? Or should they mourn it as a day of guilt? Michael Medved, author of The American Miracle, shares the fascinating story of the first Thanksgiving.

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Thanksgiving 2016: The Children of the Children of Israel

As far as I know, there are only two countries in the world that were founded on the idea of hope. America and Israel. And what was the hope?

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A Great Thanksgiving Movie: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Seraphic Secret usually recommends classic Hollywood movies to help celebrate our national holidays. But this year we’re going to switch gears and recommend one of our favorite Thanksgiving movies, Plains, Trains and Automobiles, 1987. Not only is this one of the finest, most touching Thanksgiving movie ever made, but it’s also the best film written, directed and produced […]

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Thanksgiving 2015: The Children of the Children of Israel

As far as I know, there are only two countries in the world that were founded on the idea of hope. America and Israel. And what was the hope? The hope of achieving religious freedom, and freedom from the tyranny of centralized government. The Children of Israel, fleeing Egyptian slavery and religious persecution, settled the […]

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Thanksgiving 2014 — America: The Children of the Children of Israel

As far as I know, there are only two countries in the world that were founded on the idea of hope. America and Israel. And what was the hope? The hope of achieving religious freedom, and freedom from the tyranny of centralized government. The Children of Israel, fleeing Egyptian slavery and religious persecution, settled the […]

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Thanksgiving, Chanukah 2013

The problem with liberty is, once achieved it becomes like oxygen — something taken for granted. Said John Adams, “There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” For the first time, and never again, the first day of Chanukah will be celebrated on Thanksgiving. This is a moment in time we should […]

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Thanksgiving: The Children of Israel and the Children of the Children of Israel

As far as I know, there are only two countries in the world that were founded on the idea of hope. America and Israel. And what was the hope? The hope of achieving religious freedom, and freedom from the tyranny of centralized government. The Children of Israel, fleeing Egyptian slavery and religious persecution, settled the […]

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The Greatest Thanksgiving Movie

Seraphic Secret usually recommends classic Hollywood movies to help celebrate our national holidays. But this year we’re going to switch gears and recommend one of our favorite Thanksgiving movies, Plains, Trains and Automobiles, 1987. Not only is this one of the finest, most touching Thanksgiving movie ever made, but it’s also the best film written, […]

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Thanksgiving: Hope Fulfilled

As far as I know there are only two countries in the world that were founded on the idea of hope. America and Israel. And what was the hope? The hope of achieving religious freedom, and freedom from government tyranny. The Children of Israel, fleeing Egyptian slavery and religious persecution, settled the land of Israel […]

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Child of the Pilgrims

Barbara Bates contemplates a yummy Thanksgiving. We are all the children of the Pilgrims, a deeply religious people who considered making Hebrew the official language of this new land. “Shalom y’all.” The Pilgrims, as learned in the Torah, as they were in the Christian Bible, saw themselves in the mold of the Children of Israel […]

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