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Public lighting of the
Hanukkah Menorah

The Jewish celebration of Hanukkah will begin this year on Saturday, December 8th. This eight-day festival celebrates the victory of the Maccabees over the Greeks in 165 B.C.E., allowing the Jews to regain their freedom to worship God. The central custom of the holiday is the lighting of the nine-branched Menorah which represents the miracle of the oil in the eternal light. According to tradition, the oil burned for eight days rather than the one day expected. Other customs include playing with the Dreidleand eating foods traditional to Hanukkah.

Saint John Jewish Museum

The first candle is lighted Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 7 p.m.

91 Leinster Street, Saint John

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Christmas Choice 2008 Promotional Movie

Photos by Jim Irvine

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