Thanksgiving Day 2010: What Are You Most Thankful For Today?


thanksgiving-turkeyThanksgiving Day may have started with the pilgrims’ feast, but it was President Abraham Lincoln who made a November day of thanks a national tradition.

In his Thanksgiving proclamation in 1863, Lincoln detailed the purpose of the holiday:

“The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. … I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens,” Lincoln wrote.

In that spirit, our question to you today: What are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving?

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  1. To Yossi, #3: Hakoras hatov is a very important midah. This is a day this great country has set aside to emphasize this midah. Don’t mock it. I’m very grateful to be in the United States. With all it’s flaws, it’s still a place where Jews can be Jews.