Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

Thanksgivukkah: A Recap

Today marks the merging of two holidays that won’t fall on the same day for another 78k years; with plenty of recipes, videos, parodies, and more, Shalom Life looks at all the headlines leading up to this historic occasion

By: Daniel Koren

Published: November 28th, 2013 in News » World

Not for another 78, 043 years, will the cosmos align to bring the two holidays of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah again.

As such, the Internet has been pouring with information on how to make the most of this rare and historic occasion, providing us all with ample recipes which merge custom Hanukkah and Thanksgiving food together, videos that combine Jewish icons like the dreidel with Thanksgiving icons like a turkey, and parodies that poke fun at both holidays.

Comedians have cracked jokes about it, millions have tweeted on it, and news publications have heavily posted on it.

We at Shalom Life, of course, have been keeping up with all your Thanksgivukkah trends, providing useful tips that will help make this evening’s feast – with turkeys, latkas, sweet potatoes, sufganiyot, and more – a night you will never forget.

Here’s a recap of everything Thanksgivukkah-related that we’ve posted over the past few months.

Obama Wishes You A Happy Thanksgivukkah

In annual Thanksgiving speech, the U.S. President says pilgrims and Maccabees overcame “insurmountable odds”


The Nosh Pit – Thanksgivukkah Recipes

Since this rare convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah will only happen once in our lifetime, we may as well enjoy it with as many sumptuous recipes as possible!

The Manischewitz Thanksgivukkah Rap Battle [VIDEO]

Popular kosher food company has released a new ad that finds a dreidel and a turkey engaged in a rap battle, that is, until they realize this year is Thanksgivukkah

Your One Chance To Celebrate Thanksgivukkah in Style

As you will (most likely) not be around to see the next such pairing of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving (unless you plan on living to the year 81,000), we at Shalom Life suggest you celebrate this rare occasion in style, and invite all your Jewish and non-Jewish friends over for a festive Thanksgivukkah feast

Stephen Colbert to Jews: Stop ‘Cockblocking’ Our Holidays

The comedian spoke of the trending topic ‘Thanksgivukkah,’ the first time in centuries that Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will occur on the same day


Jean-Claude Van Damme’s ‘The Epic Split’, Thanksgivukkah Style [VIDEO]

Jewbellish releases a parody of Van Damme’s Volvo commercial just in time for the holidays

A Capella Group Releases Thanksgivukkah Anthem [VIDEO]

Six13 goes through the history of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah in song

A Rabbi’s Guide to Thanksgivukkah

According to Rabbi Levi Brackman, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are conceptually the same holiday; as such, it makes perfect sense for us to celebrate them together

Funny or Die Takes on Thanksgivukkah in Hilarious RomCom Trailer [VIDEO]

Nick Kroll, Penny Marshall, Fred Willard, and others star in ‘The Crazy Man’

Mayim Bialik Talks Thanksgivukkah on Arsenio [VIDEO]

The ‘Big Bang Theory’ star joined Arsenio Hall on his new talk show to discuss her plans for Thanksgivukkah

Hasidic Puppet Rock Band Sings Britney Spears for Thanksgivukkah [VIDEO]

The Buba Myses band takes on Britney Spears and will.i.am’s ‘Scream and Shout’


Meet Conan O’Brien’s Turkey Dreidel [VIDEO]

On last night’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the comedian introduced us to the latest holiday mascot: a half turkey, half dreidel hybrid that spins

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