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Happy Hanukkah!

It's the last day of Hanukkah!

An annual Jewish celebration, properly spelled Chanukah, commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after a group of Jewish warriors defeated the occupying mighty Greek armies.

This past Sunday in City Park the Mayor and other dignitaries were on hand for the annual Menorah lighting.

At the event food donations were collected for the food bank and people celebrated the holiday. 

This is the third year the city has supported the erection and lighting of the Menorah in Stuart Park. 

The eight-day festival of light begins on the eve of 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev (this year it fell on November 27) and celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, of purity over adulteration and of spirituality over materiality.

The holiday wraps up today, December 5, 2013. 

Send us your Hanukkah celebration photos to [email protected] 



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