With Thanksgiving a few days away and Chanukkah coming right after it, I will be repeating both series of recipes, one by one.
Happy Thanksgiving, Beautiful People!
A prominent Rabbi picks up an apple, pronounces the appropriate blessing, and bites into it. One of his students also picks up an apple, mutters a blessing, and takes a bite. Then he stops and asks:
“Rabbi, what is the difference between you and me eating an apple? We both say the same blessing, yet I can feel something emanating from you that I cannot define.”
“That, my son, is because you recite the blessing in order to eat, – says the Rabbi, – and I eat in order to have another chance to thank the A-mighty for offering me this beautiful, juicy, and sweet apple.”
I am sure that tomorrow your tables will be disappearing beneath a multitude of traditional Thanksgiving dishes. Until we came to the U.S., this holiday had not been a part of our yearly celebration roster. It was my father, may he rest in peace…
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