November 21, 2006

Hodu LaShem Ki Tov...

Here is my Thanksgiving d'var Torah:

Nothing is by chance. What is one way to say thanks and praise to Hashem in Hebrew? Hodu.

How do you say Turkey (the bird) in Hebrew? Hodu.

Where did Columbus think he was going before landing in North America? India, which in Hebrew is... Hodu.

I have extreme Hakaras HaTov to the United States. All American Jews should. America is truly a special country and I don't take my liberties and fredoms lightly. I am proud to be a citizen.

But here's my question: When I make aliyah, do I have to hold two days of Thanksgiving?


Neshama said...

Oh, when ARE you making aliya?

My husband doesn't want to go, I want to go - so we are at a stalemate!

Even with all the disintegration you would move there ? Don't get me wrong, I love it there, but have not been there for 7or8 years and hear ALOT has changed, making it extremely difficult for certain people in a certain age/monetary bracket.

HODU La Shem, KiTov, Ki L'Olam Hazdo!

Lemon Lime Moon said...

lovely post!
Yes, nothing is by accident really.