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 all treasure.
Thanksgiving and Chanukah both celebrate religious freedom. The Pilgrims fled religious oppression to make a new life on foreign shores. The Jewish revolt against the Assyrian empire was a battle for religious freedom against a tyrannical government.
The early Pilgrims so closely identified with the Jewish people that they considered making Hebrew the language of this new land.