Michael J. Radwin

Tales of a software engineer who keeps kosher and hates the web.

Thanksgiving and Chanukah back-to-back

newsday-turkey-5594348.jpg I’m quoted in today’s issue of Newsday in an article entitled Twice As Much Stuffing: Hearty appetites will be thankful for back-to-back holiday feasts.

The story, written by Erica Marcus, is entertaining and well-researched. She even spoke to my favorite Jewish Holidays expert: Rabbi Michael Strassfeld (author of The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary).

My quotation is at the very bottom of the article:

Michael Radwin disputed the contention that “Hanukkah is early this year.” “Hanukkah always begins on the 25th of Kislev,” he said. “It’s November that’s late.”

I actually need to credit Ariella with that line. It’s more clever than anything I could come up with.

Cool beans. I wonder if Danny and I will get any more PayPal donations as a result of the article.