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Second-grader Talia Begres, 7, works on a menurkey, a paper-and-paint mash-up of a menorah and a turkey at Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills, Mich., one way for Jews in the U.S. to deal with a quirk of the calendar that overlaps Thanksgiving with the start of Hanukkah. (Associated Press)

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Second-grader Talia Begres, 7, works on a menurkey, a paper-and-paint mash-up of a menorah and a turkey at Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills, Mich., one way for Jews in the U.S. to deal with a quirk of the calendar that overlaps Thanksgiving with the start of Hanukkah. (Associated Press)

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This Dec. 20, 2011, file photo shows Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew, second from right, Rabbi Levi Shemtov, second from left, and Rabbi Abraham Shemtov, right, as they light the National Hanukkah Menorah during a ceremony on The Ellipse in Washington marking the first night of Hanukkah. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file)

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Hebrew Day School students have a dress rehearsal for their Hanukkah play at their school in Silver Spring, Maryland, Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Hanukkah, also known as Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is held for eight nights, beginning on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, and may occur from late November to late December on the Gregorian calendar.(Astrid Riecken/The Washington Times)