A Different Thanksgiving

November 25, 2020 in Rabbi Greg Harris, Reflections Off the Bimah

This is the fourth week of the month. For Reflections Off the Bimah, the fourth week features thought leaders from throughout the Jewish world and beyond. These special posts give you the opportunity to consider important opinions you may not readily encounter. For this week, I share Steven Windmueller, Ph.D reflections on Jewish framings of Thanksgiving.  Windmueller is on faculty at HUC-JIR in Los Angeles.  I am also sharing my sermon from this past Shabbat which was related to Thanksgiving as well.  I spoke about how in many ways, this Thanksgiving will be difficult.  Although tomorrow’s gather will be far different than past years, I hope we each find many reasons for gratitude.