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Thanksgivukkah: Rare holiday mashup won't be seen again for 79,000 years

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Rabbi Susie Tendler, left, helps Abe Lebovitz of B'nai Zion Hebrew School to light an electric a menorah at Barnes and Noble in Chattanooga. Photo by Doug Strickland/Times Free Press Rabbi Susie Tendler, left, helps Abe Lebovitz of B'nai Zion Hebrew School to light an electric a menorah at Barnes and Noble in Chattanooga. Photo by Doug Strickland/Times Free Press
CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -

Don't blink, because it won't happen for another 79,811 years.

It's the intersection of Thanksgiving and the first full day of Hanukkah, of course.

Call it Thanksgivukkah. Lots of people are.

Chattanooga-area Jewish residents are making various plans to celebrate both a secular day that did not become an annual tradition in the United States until an 1863 presidential proclamation by Abraham Lincoln and an eight-day religious holiday that commemorates an event that happened in 2 B.C.

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