[Avodah] Thanksgiving: Harmless Holiday or Chukos HaGoyim?

Micha Berger micha at aishdas.org
Wed Nov 24 10:34:56 PST 2021

R Dovid Lifshitz celebrated Thanksgiving with a goose.

You'll find that many gedolim who found refuge here celebrating
Thanksgiving. More so than people who grew up with the holiday.

As for the goose... It was the standard holiday food in Suvalk. And,
Rav Dovid didn't eat turkey. As a chumerah; his wife and children ate
/ eat. But because of the wonky mesorah about turkeys, my rebbe was
personally machmir not to.

Tir'u baTov!

Micha Berger                 A wise man is careful during the Purim banquet
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Author: Widen Your Tent      Yom Kippur.
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