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Banquet Draws Community Leaders From Around The World

November 17, 2009 11:00 AM
Late on Sunday afternoon, droves of men descended upon the renovated New York State National Guard Armory in Brooklyn, taking their seats at tables stretching as far as the eye could see in the cavernous brick building. With main lights kept low and a series of gas-styled lamps illuminating the hall, the atmosphere underscored the banquet’s image of the “Lamplighter” as an analogy for the power of one Jew to affect another and thereby bring a succession of light to overpower darkness.
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Sitting alongside many emissaries were their closest supporters and lay leaders, who attended special workshops earlier in the day. (Photo Credit: Chaim Perl)
Sitting alongside many emissaries were their closest supporters and lay leaders, who attended special workshops earlier in the day. (Photo Credit: Chaim Perl)

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