Okay, so as you may know (hi to my 6 readers), I'm a vegetarian.
I don't eat turkey.
But that's not even what this is about.
I just don't get it.
Thanksgiving's biggest symbol is the turkey.
Not this one (although it does seem important to people):
(picture from Butterball.com)
But this one:
Can you please tell me how that cute little guy with the Pilgrim hat, the one that the kids color, make out of their handprints, act like (gobble gobble), read about and sing about....
...ends up on the dinner plate?
I'm quite sure that no one eats the other symbols of holidays. We don't eat the lulav and etrog. And I know that no one eats bunny on Easter (even though that one's not my holiday, I'm pretty sure about that.) We don't eat Uncle Sam on the 4th of July. We don't even really eat pumpkins so much on Halloween, we're much more about the candy.
So doesn't it seem a bit odd that we EAT the primary cute holiday symbol?
I'm just saying.
What's your Tuesday Torah?