Chabad of North Hollywood will ignite a public Hanukkah menorah, followed by a celebration on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 6pm, the 8th night of the eight-day holiday.
Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, begins this year on the evening of Sunday, December 22 and concludes the evening of Monday, December 30. It recalls the victory of a militarily weak Jewish people who defeated the Syrian Greeks who had overrun ancient Israel and sought to impose restrictions on the Jewish way of life and prohibit religious freedom. They also desecrated and defiled the Temple and the oils prepared for the lighting of the menorah, which was part of the daily service. Upon recapturing the Temple only one jar of undefiled oil was found, enough to burn only one day, but it lasted miraculously for eight.
In commemoration, Jews celebrate Hanukkah for eight days by lighting an eight-branched candelabrum known as a menorah. Today, people of all faiths consider the holiday a symbol and message of the triumph of freedom over oppression, of spirit over matter, of light over darkness.
Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 6pm
NoHo Plaza (The green alley)
5225 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
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