Giving Thanks

Express your thanks to God and to people.

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The Bird of Thanks

On Thanksgiving day, it is customary in the United States to eat a turkey dinner. The Hebrew word for turkey is “tar'negol hodu,” literally, an “Indian Rooster.” It came by this…

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The Bird of Thanks

On Thanksgiving day, it is customary in the United States to eat a turkey dinner. The Hebrew word for turkey is “tar'negol hodu,” literally, an “Indian Rooster.” It came by this name…

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The Bird of Thanks

On Thanksgiving day, it is customary in the United States to eat a turkey dinner. The Hebrew word for turkey is “tar’negol hodu,” literally, an “Indian Rooster.” It came by this name…

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Thanks For The Day

The harsh piercing whine of the alarm clock startles you from sleep, and you push your nose into the pillow to block out any hints of sunlight in the room. Sleep...as Shakespeare said…

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Giving Tuesday- December 1, 2020

Support NJOP on Giving TuesdayDecember 1, 2020 is Giving Tuesday - A global day of giving! DonateYour contributions are…

Thanks America

Express your thanks for living in a land of freedom.

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Saying Thanks

Incorporate Jewish thanks (prayers or Psalms) into your Thanksgiving feast.

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Don’t Forget The Thanks

As you celebrate Thanksgiving today, don't forget to direct some of your thanks to God.

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Saying Thanks

Think of ways you can incorporate Jewish thanks (prayers or Psalms) into your Thanksgiving feast later this week.

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Modeh Ani / I Give Thanks

Modeh Ani is recited upon waking, to acknowledge the miracle of being alive every day. Mo’deh ani li’fa’nech’ah melech chai v’kayam, she’heh’cheh’zarta bee nishmatee b’chemla--raba…

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Invitation To Give Thanks

The verse found in Deuteronomy 8:10, “You shall eat, be satiated and bless God,” is the source of the biblical mandate to recite the Birkat Hamazon (Grace After Meals, also known in…

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Thanks for the Yum

Take a moment and thank God for the wonderful array of foods one can choose.

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Shabbat of Thanks

Make the celebration of Shabbat an integral part of your Thanksgiving celebration.

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Thanks

Thank the nurse as well as the doctor.

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Food Thanks

Don't forget to express gratitude for all of the food that you eat.

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Shabbat Thanks

Be thankful for the peace of Shabbat.

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Fine Thanks

Take pleasure in expressing gratitude.

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Thanks for That

When you learn something new from a person, acknowledge it and thank them.

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Thanks to All

Remember to express your gratitude to all people who assist you, no matter what their title.

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Give Thanks

Thank God for the food you have eaten. 

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Thanks for the Water

Before enjoying a glass of cold water, say the blessing: Ba'ruch Ah'tah Ah'doh'nai Eh'lo'hay'nu Melech ha'o'lam sheh'ha'kohl nee'h'yeh bid'varo. (Blessed are You, Lord our God,…

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Thanks For The Job

On Boss's Day, stop and say thank you for your job.

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Special Thanks Always

Call your father and wish him a happy Father's Day, and call him again later this week just to let him know you were thinking about him.

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An Extra Thanks

This Shabbat, take an extra moment to think about, and be thankful for, the ability to live a Jewish life without persecution.

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Democratic Thanks

If you live in a democratic society that allows equality to Jews, take a moment and be grateful.

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Thanks Again, Pop

The Torah teaches us that we should respect and be grateful to our parents every day.

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Thanks Mom

Even if you spoke to her yesterday (Mother's Day), call your mother this evening and thank her just for being mom.

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Express Your Thanks

Wherever you are, take a moment to thank the people around you.

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Thanks So Much

On the next rainy day, take a few moments to contemplate how rain makes your life better, and then thank God for those blessings.

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