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  • What’s the deal with canned cranberry sauce?

    November 24, 2014 | 11:30 am

    No American holiday conjures up images and memories of food like Thanksgiving. Starting in preschool, most of us learned that Thanksgiving commemorates the moment in 1621 when Pilgrims sat down for a peaceful meal with their Indian friends. They wore funny hats and buckle shoes...

  • Israeli, Iranian and Russian immigrants learn the American way of giving

    By Amy Klein

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When the Los Angeles Jewish community staged a rally to show support for Israel during the conflict with Lebanon last year, Israeli Consul General Ehud Danoch was pleased by the numbers, but bothered by the fact that there were not many Israelis there.

    "You would have thought 30,000...

  • On Thanksgiving,  open your hand to the poor and needy

    By Rabbi Arnold Rachlis

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    n 1863, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed, "I do therefore invite my fellow ... to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving.... And I recommend to them that ... they do also ... commend to [God's] tender care all those who have become widows,...
  • I’m dreaming of a Jewish Thanksgiving

    By David Suissa

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "And after 11 months and 30 days, He rested, and Moshe told his people that they shall journey through airport security to gather with their individual tribes; that they shall partake in the holy feast of turkey and anything starchy in the orange family; and rejoice in a brew of...