I am hosting Thanksgiving this year, but I am calling it Vax-giving. I did not make that term up. I read about it in The New York Times Daily morning email last week, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since then. I love a good play on words, and I really love a good made up holiday. Think Festivus (for the rest of us.)

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. My mother used to call it the “All-American holiday” noting that it was the one we celebrated that didn’t involve rushing to/home from services at the synagogue like we did for all the Jewish holidays. As one of the few Jewish kids…