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Synagogues in isles mark Hanukkah

Community events on Oahu and Maui will celebrate the eight-day Festival of Lights

By Pat Gee

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 01, 2012

Chabad of Hawaii, Temple Emanu-El Hono­lulu and Congregation Sof Ma'arav will hold their annual Hanukkah, or Festival of Lights, celebrations over eight days beginning on the eve of Dec. 8. There will also be a community event on Maui. The Jewish festival "celebrates the universal truths of the triumph of light over darkness; of purity over adulteration; of spirituality over materiality," Pearl Kras­njan­sky, a director of Chabad, said in a news release.

Chabad of Hawaii, Temple Emanu-El Hono­lulu and Congregation Sof Ma'arav will hold their annual Hanukkah, or Festival of Lights, celebrations over eight days beginning on the eve of Dec. 8. There will also be a community event on Maui.

The Jewish festival "celebrates the universal truths of the triumph of light over darkness; of purity over adulteration; of spirituality over materiality," Pearl Kras­njan­sky, a director of Chabad, said in a news release. Login for more...



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