Let us be thankful for the blessings -- Both the blessings we receive and the blessings we gift to our family and to our friends. Let us remember and celebrate loved ones who are not with us this year.
"Thanksgiving: stop everything and appreciate. Find gratitude - for life, love and even breath. Hanukkah: stop everything and agitate. Honor the sacred hunger for light in a world that bleeds with human suffering, injustice, loneliness and so much darkness. Thank You for the holy confluence this year of acceptance and non-acceptance, appreciation and agitation. And may this tension inspire wonder and wakefulness, hope and hutzpah in us all."
- Rabbi Sharon Brous