„Can there be any doubt, therefore, why the story of the Exodus has been so important to the way that we Americans understand ourselves?
This is how Thanksgiving became a Jewish holiday.
The settlers in Plymouth knew that they had to give thanks.
When the Pilgrims looked for a way of celebrating their freedom, and their entry into a new land – what did they do?
They took the idea of the harvest – and they took the idea of freedom – and they combined the two of them. Thanksgiving is not just Sukkot; it is actually a seder of freedom. It is the American Sukkot – and the American Pesach, combined.”