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8.30.13 … I am not Jewish, but I may have to order a Menurkey ….

The Menurkey, Hanukkah2013,  Thanksgiving 2013 , Anthony Weintraub, Kickstarter:  I am not Jewish, but I may have to order a Menurkey … since 2013 is the only time Hanukkah will ever overlap with Thanksgiving or at least until the year79811!!!

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HANUKKAH AND THANKSGIVING.  HUH?

The reason Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will overlap this year is because the Jewish calendar repeats on a 19 year cycle, and Thanksgiving repeats on a 7 year cycle. You would therefore expect them to coincide roughly every 19×7 = 133 years. Which is correct – the last time it would have happened is 1861. But Thanksgiving was only formally established by President Lincoln in 1863 (which is why it has never happened before). It may not happen again because the Jewish calendar is very slowly getting out of sync with the solar calendar, at a rate of 4 days per 1000 years. This means that while presently Hanukkah can be as early as 11/28, over the years the calendar will drift forward, such that the earliest Hanukkah can be is 11/29. The last time Hanukkah falls on 11/28 is 2146 (which happens to be a Monday). Therefore, 2013 is the only time Hanukkah will ever overlap with Thanksgiving. Of course, if the Jewish calendar is never modified in any way, then it will slowly move forward through the Gregorian calendar, until it loops all the way back to where it is now. So, Hanukkah will again fall on Thursday, 11/28…in the year 79811.

via The Menurkey by Anthony Weintraub — Kickstarter.

 

Click on the link and watch the video!  [http://kck.st/1d2vZrq]


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