This year, American Jews will celebrate something that has never happened before . . . and will never happen again. The first day of Hanukkah 2013 starts at sunset on Wednesday November 27th the night before Thanksgiving, Thursday November 28th.
Historically, Thanksgiving is the 4th Thursday in November, meaning the latest it can be is November 28th. As it turns out, November 28th is the earliest Hanukkah can be.
According to this source, The Jewish calendar repeats on a 19-year cycle, and Thanksgiving repeats on a 7-year cycle, which you'd expect these two holidays to coincide every 133 years (19x7). So, the last time this would have happened would have been in 1861. However, Thanksgiving wasn't established until 1863. Furthermore, moving forward, the Jewish calendar is slowly getting out of sync with the solar calendar (there's a long technical explanation for this which I'll spare you), so this colliding of holiday's will never happen again!
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For the 10th year in a row, Fairytale Brownies has won the Bizrate Circle of Excellence Award for excellence in the online gift-giving marketplace.
"Earning the Bizrate Circle of Excellence Award signifies a retailer's unwavering commitment to its customers' satisfaction," noted Bill Glass, CEO of Shopzilla, Inc, parent company to Bizrate and Bizrate Insights. Bizrate Insights is one of the largest sources of consumer-generated reviews of online retailers in the US. Source
The criteria that each company are scored includes:
Fairytale Brownies is honored to be included in this prestigious distinction as we take customer service and customer satisfaction very seriously. Our goal since the beginning has been to create the best-tasting all-natural brownies, bars and cookies in the world. This means that we carefully...Read More »
"What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies." -Rudolph Giuliani
September 8 is Grandparents Day. Show your grandparents how much you appreciate their love, by doting on them for a change. Send them a cookie gift or brownie delivery from Fairytale Brownies. We have an assortment of Thank You and Thinking of you Gifts, or really make them smile with one of our custom photo gifts.
Grandparents love pictures of their grandchildren, so send them a gift they will truly treasure. I recommend the Photo Tin Morsel 24. They are sure to love the assortment of bite-size gourmet brownies, and they will have a keepsake they can enjoy even after the treats are all eaten. Visit brownies.com, and order a brownie delivery in time for Grandparents Day!
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It's time to say thank you to those all important women in our lives, mothers! I know my mom is looking forward to her brownie delivery from Fairytale Brownies, but Mother's Day is not only about one's own mother but the other great mothers in our lives. This year I am excited to send a brownie delivery to my boyfriend's mom. Whenever we travel to Minnesota to visit, she always welcomes me into her home and makes me feel like part of the family. I want to show her how much I appreciate all she's done for me and for what a great job she has done raising her son and daughter.