Chanukah begins Wednesday night, Dec. 1 and continues through Dec. 8. It commemorates the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem following the Jews’ victory over the ancient Assyrian-Greek Empire, which sought to prevent them from practicing their faith. Chanukah also propagates the universal message that ultimately good will prevails over evil, freedom over oppression and light over darkness.
Chabad, an international organization inspired by the leadership of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, operates more than 3,000 centers worldwide and is the largest network of Jewish and social services in the world.
Chabad sponsors thousands of public menorah lightings across the country, from the White House lawn to the streets of midtown Manhattan to Union Square in San Francisco to malls and parks from coast to coast.
“The significance of Chanukah today is a reconfirmation of faith and hope,” said Rabbi Dovber Berkowitz, director of Chabad of the Delta. “Brentwood’s first public menorah lighting proclaims the universal message of religious freedom and tolerance, so critical in light of today’s world situation. In ancient times our ancestors rededicated the Temple in Jerusalem with the menorah. Today, we rededicate ourselves to making this world a better and brighter place. We look forward to welcoming everyone at a warm and happy celebration.”
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