By Brad Edwards

(CBS) – Two holidays will collide next week, a convergence that hasn’t happened in many years.

Thanksgiving is Thursday, but that’s also the first day of Chanukah. That leads many people to dub the day “Thanksgivukah.”

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You better enjoy it this time around. As CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports, it won’t happen again for decades.

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Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann of Mishkan Chicago says we shouldn’t read too much into the dual holidays, but she concedes the two are connected to gratitude and “creating light.”

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She thinks it’s appropriate the holidays intersect because Chanukah is more like Thanksgiving than Christmas, where it usually falls.

Brad Edwards