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It’s Chanukah (sometimes spelled “Hanukkah” and pronounced HAH-new-kah), and you are planning on attending a public menorah lighting. Here’s what you need to know.
Through the years and the courts, a small spark in Philadelphia now lights up the world
Chanukah begins this year on the night of Tuesday, Dec. 12, and continues through Wednesday, Dec. 20. For information, insights and events at Chabad centers around the world, visit: Chabad.org Chanukah. It was a frigid Saturday night during Chanukah of 19...
It’s become almost commonplace for hundreds of thousands of people to attend grand public Chanukah menorah lightings in metropolises and in front of statehouses dotting the American landscape. But the first such ceremony, in Philadelphia’s Old City in 197...
A Chanukah message from the Rebbe
Now, isn’t the mitzvah just to light the menorah at home? So why were the blessings recited at the public ceremony?
1974
Both the Mitzvah tanks and the Menorahs brought Jewish observances to the fore of public consciousness in a very visible way.
A spirit too strong for evil to vanquish
I recalled vaguely that there had been some Nashvillians visiting in Mumbai at the Oberoi restaurant, caught in the crossfire of terror. I tried to call one of them to invite her to our Menorah lighting.
Hanukkah Menorah Lightings, Parties and more
Browse hundreds of listings of Chanukah events in tens of countries. Find an event near you, and celebrate hanukkah with friends. Featuring public menorah lightings, parties, workshops, and more...
The Chanukah Lights are expressly meant to illuminate the “outside,” symbolically alluding to the duty to bring light also to those who, for one reason or another, still walk in darkness...
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