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The Jewish Thanksgiving Connection

Published on November 26, 2017 By sirrahc

“How can I repay Adonai for all His bounties to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation, and call on the Name of Adonai.”  — Psalms 116:12-13 (Tree of Life Version (TLV)) I know we’re past Thanksgiving Day, but I figured I could still squeeze a related blogpost in before the long weekend […]

The Uniquely Christian Nature of Thanksgiving in America

Published on November 27, 2016 By sirrahc

Who (or what) do non-theists thank — for whatever they are “thankful” for — on Thanksgiving? That’s the question I was pondering, however briefly, this Thanksgiving. I mean, I think most non-theists here in America participate in the holiday, and you’ll often hear them mention things that they are thankful for. But, if one is […]

Thank God for Sperm Whales and Other Predators

Published on November 22, 2015 By sirrahc

As this year’s Thanksgiving celebration approaches here in the U.S., we are encouraged to consider all the things we have to be thankful for. Of course, the usual things tend to be family, jobs, food on the table, good friends, homes, cars, etc. Some of us go a little further, mentioning things like books, games, […]

Kennedy’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Published on November 27, 2013 By sirrahc

In previous years, I’ve reproduced and commented on Thanksgiving proclamations made by George Washington (1789) and Abraham Lincoln (1863). They are perhaps the two best-known such proclamations and very notable in what they have to say, particularly considering the difficult times that Americans were going through. I encourage you to check them out. If there […]

Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Published on November 20, 2012 By sirrahc

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, […]

Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Published on November 24, 2010 By sirrahc

The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not […]

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