November 23, 2013 12:00 AM

Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving in rare date for Jewish holiday

Hanukkah falls every year on the Jewish calendar, usually between Thanksgiving and mid-December. But this year the first day of Hanukkah is on Thanksgiving, a rare coincidence that won’t happen again for nearly 78,000 years. It’s a timely reminder to be thankful for miracles, a local rabbi says.

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