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Old 11-26-2009, 07:54 AM
 
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Happy Thanksgiving you guys! Hope all of you have a blessed day. I'm personally thankful for the helpfulness and friendliness of you all, and really look forward to each day when I can log on and see what's new! (I know, I know, "Get a Life" right??? LOL) Enjoy your day!
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: S.Dak
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:05 AM
 
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Thanksgiving is the most unique day on the American calendar: it's the only day set aside as a day of thanking G-d, that is celebrated, each in their own manner, by the 3 Abrahamic religions.

The American pilgrims, who originated the Thanksgiving holiday, were deeply religious people. When they were trying to find a way to express their thanks for their survival and for the harvest, they looked to the Bible for an appropriate way of celebrating and based their celebration in part on the 7-day Jewish Biblical Festival of Sukkot (Lev. 23:33-43).

There is an almost unbroken line of presidential Thanksgiving Proclamations, beginning with George Washington on October 3, 1789, with one thing in common: Thanksgiving Day is a day for thanking G-d.

Portions of many of the past presidential Thanksgiving Proclamations were included in the resurrected New York Sun's annual "Thanksgiving" editorial, before the Sun stopped publishing.


Happy Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-26-2009, 12:39 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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I always thought that the correct spelling for God was God. G-d ?, never heard of that one before !
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:42 PM
 
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I always thought that the correct spelling for God was God. G-d ?, never heard of that one before ! ;)
Out of respect to the Almighty, Jews avoid writing the Name by substituting letters or syllables, for example, writing "G-d" by substituting the "-" for the "o".

Judaism 101: The Name of G-d provides a more complete explanation.
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Thank you Walter. My X wife's family are Jewish but she never explained much too me. At that time she seemed to be running away from her faith and I didn't ask as many questions in those days as I do now.
Hope you all had a nice thanksgiving day. We are not very religious, (formally that is), in our house but we are thankful to G-d every day, for everyday.
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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G-d bless all here!!
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:32 PM
 
Location: NW Montana
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Good to see ya fiddle!
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Judaism 101: The Name of G-d provides a more complete explanation.
What a happy upbeat site. Fun reading!
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