Menorah Lighting Event With Goodies Set For Ridgewood This Week

Posted on AllSides December 4th, 2023
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Towns throughout New Jersey will be lighting the menorah starting this Thursday, Dec. 7 at sundown to celebrate Hanukkah for eight days. Ridgewood is among them. Hanukkah is the Hebrew word for dedication. The eight-day observance commemorates the time when the Jews rose up in the Second Century B.C. against leaders who wanted to suppress their religion and worship, known as the Maccabean Revolt. As lore has it, a group of sheltering fighters had only enough olive oil to light one candle on their menorah, but it lasted eight days....

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