Aurora hosting menorah lighting ceremony for Hanukkah

Aurora hosting menorah lighting ceremony for Hanukkah

The Hanukkah celebration revolves around the lighting each evening of candles on a nine-branched menorah, known in Hebrew as the hanukiah.

Their goal, Sarna said, was to ensure that Jewish children would be happy and proud of their own winter holiday and not want to celebrate the holiday of another religion. "We try to educate ourselves and educate our children of how to be good people, how to bring light and good to the world and when you give a child money and you tell them, 'Look, why don't you give half to charity and half to yourself, ' it really teaches them value".

Hosted by the American Friends of Chabad Lubavitch, the night features musical performances from Dreidelman and the Macabees, as well as and the United States Air Force Band.

The lighting ceremony begins at 5 p.m., with remarks by rabbis, music, live entertainment, latkes - traditional potato pancakes - and more in the central promenade next to the ice rink.

Hanukkah 2017 lasts from sundown Tuesday through sundown December 20.

No. It is only in recent decades, the History Channel reports, that Hanukkah has exploded into a major commercial phenomenon, largely because it falls near or overlaps with Christmas.

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Present-day menorah lightings are at the heart of Hanukkah celebrations across Southwest Florida and the world.

While our family loves both Christmas and Hanukkah, there will be no dreidels on our Christmas trees or Jewish stars made of our Christmas lights. Years ago, they stayed at home to celebrate.

But amid the merrymaking and gift-giving associated with Hanukkah is a powerful and universal message affirming the importance of religious freedom. Initially, they believe they had only a day's supply of ritually purified oil, but according to legend, the oil miraculously lasted for eight days. "Jewish families - and interfaith families - have realized it's just a nice time of year to come together". Barry encouraged those in attendance to embody the spirit of Hanukkah by bringing light into the world.

To honor the miracle of the holy oil, Jewish people eat foods fried in oil.

"Now as we celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah, you can take pride in knowing that members of our Jewish community are continuing to lead the way so that we can all travel a path that emphasizes the power of light, kindness and respect", Jones said. For centuries, Hanukkah remained less religiously and culturally significant than nearly any other of the Jewish holidays. It's barely mentioned in the oldest, most important Jewish texts.

"We know that this is an event that people don't care what the weather is, which is very encouraging to us", he said.

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