Thanksgivukkah

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Published on Oct 10, 2013

Live from Kehillah Schechter Academy (www.ksa-ne.org) in Norwood, MA – it’s the official Ballad of Thanksgivukkah.

The Ballad of Thanksgivukkah
Rabbi David Paskin, Ayelet Paskin and Dana Reichman Gitell

Imagine Judah Maccabee sitting down to roast turkey
Passing the potatoes to Squanto
And pilgrims in Jerusalem standing with Hasmoneans
Got to get this temple cleaned up pronto

Like applesauce with cranberries, turkey stuffed with fried latkes
It’s clear that this is one heck of a mitzvah
Let’s celebrate this great country, religious minorities
Everybody loves Thanksgivukkah
I had a little turkey(toykey), I named him Macabee
I tried and tried to spin him but I was not lucky

CHORUS
Thanksgivukkah, Thanksgivukkah
Let’s celebrate across America
Thanksgivukkah, Thanksgivukkah
Happy Holidays, Thanksgivukkah!

Nun, Gobble, Hay, Shin
Apple, rhubarb and pumpkin

167 BCE the Has-mo-ne-an dynasty
Was challenged by the lure of Hellenizers
But Greek culture could not compare to spinning tops and Jewish prayer
The miracle of light kept burning brighter

In 1620 pilgrims came across the ocean here to claim
A new land where the Mayflower could dock
At a place we must mention they met native Americans
When they landed here at Plymouth…
Rock of Ages let our song
praise Thy saving power

CHORUS
Thanksgivukkah, Thanksgivukkah
Let’s celebrate across America
Thanksgivukkah, Thanksgivukkah
Happy Holidays, Thanksgivukkah!

For more of David’s music, visit www.rocknrollrabbi.com
A chord sheet and mp3 for Thanksgivukkah are available at www.davidpaskin.com. Click on the turkey for the mp3.

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