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Second-grader Rozie Aronov, 7, holds up a menurkey, a paper-and-paint mashup of a menorah and turkey she created at Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. The recent class project reflects one way for Jews in the United States to deal with a rare quirk of the calendar that overlaps Thanksgiving with the start of Hanukkah. The last time it happened was 1888 and the next time is 79,043 years from now _ by one estimate that’s widely repeated in Jewish circles. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Thanksgiving-Hanukkah overlap


The convergence of the secular and sacred holidays is presenting opportunities for many Jews and challenges for others - including concerns about everything from extra preparation and party planning to those who think they will dilute or devalue both celebrations. (AP)