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Happy Hanukkah to Whitehall's Jewish Families

This time of year, most of the families in Whitehall are busy decorating for Christmas, shopping for Christmas gifts, and planning Christmas dinner. But a few families in Whitehall are focused on a holiday that begins on the evening of December 7th and lasts for eight days, Hanukkah, also known as The Festival of Lights. The holiday, like Christmas, is marked by food, the lighting of candles, and prayer.

What is Hanukkah, and how is it different from Christmas? Hanukkah is not "Jewish Christmas." Although the holidays often fall at the same time of year, the dates for celebrating Chanukkah...


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