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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Authentically American: Minchat Todah Thanksgiving Service

For those that celebrate Thanksgiving and would like something a little bit different to bring to your table for discussion, please follow this link to the Service for Thanksgiving Day of the historic Congregation Shearith Israel and edited by David De Sola Pool (1945).

At Jewish Ideas daily, there is a small bit of history regarding the embrace of Thanksgiving by the Shearith Israel kehillah (and hazzan Gershom Mendes Seixas, an interesting figure in colonial and early American Jewish history) and some interesting history regarding the Plymouth Colonists and their practices.

Apologies that I'm blog delayed (as usual). We were enjoying an uninterrupted Thanksgiving Day. Hodu L'shem Ki Tov Ki L'Olam Hasdo. Happy Thanksgiving to my readers and a Shabbat Shalom.

1 comment:

Charlie Hall said...

I have a copy of the 1789 Shearith Israel Thanksgiving Day service and sermon by Gershom Mendes Seixas. I scanned it (16 pages) and uploaded it to my facebook page. Feel free to download and distribute -- it is in the public domain.