Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving/Chanukkah trivia weirdness

The first full day of Chanukkah falls on Thanksgiving day this year, a real rarity. The last time this happened was in 1888. Thanksgiving was on November 29th that year, and on that day, far away in the Austro-Hungarian empire where they did not celebrate this most american of holidays, a little jewish boy was born, Joseph Karczag.

He was my grandfather.