Hanukkah and Thanksgiving share the same day

  • Updated: November 27, 2013 - 8:03 PM

Rabbi Avi Olitzky, his wife, Sarah, and their three children lit the first candle of Hanukkah Wednesday evening in their St. Louis Park home. Hanukkah is unusually early this year. Through a quirk of the Jewish and Gregorian calendars, the first night of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving share the same day for the first time since 1888.

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