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Why is Thanksgiving Night Different from All Other Nights?

 

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10 ways Thanksgiving dinner might be a little different in a kosher home:

  1. No planning 3 months or even 1 month ahead of time.  Compared to 8 days of Passover, Turkey Day’s a snap!
  2. People “wash” for the meal.
  3. Have to figure out creamy mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and pie and ice cream without any dairy.
  4. Guests are confused when dinner starts before sundown.
  5. “What, no challah!?!”
  6. Your company may stay through Shabbat.
  7. Grace is sung in Hebrew after the meal.
  8. Host and hostess go to bed dreaming  of ways to turn leftovers into Shabbat dinner.
  9. Don’t need an excuse to skip Black Friday shopping—gotta’ get ready for Shabbat.
  10. “Those are pilgrims, honey, not rabbis.”

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Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."

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