This dialogue was led by Adena who received inspiration from this article.
Well, this year, Thanksgiving and Chanukah coincided which is a perfect introduction to the topic of religion and Thanksgiving. It pushes a (supposedly) secular holiday with a major (at least in American holiday-time culture) religious holiday and has forced a significant portion of Americans (well we do go to Brandeis) to consider the traditions of these two holidays and make decisions about how they should celebrate.
Even without the addition of Chanukah, what are the religious undertones of Thanksgiving?
For that matter, what are the other undertones of Thanksgiving and how are we celebrating this holiday?
So this was a fairly instructive dialogue and I liked the pace and contributions.
Further discussion question: What do you think this year would have been like if Thanksgiving (somehow) coincided with Christmas? How ever would we get our Black Friday purchases under the tree in time???