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Light shines in Bethlehem

Hanukkah Wonderland added to Festival of Lights festivities this year

Rabbi Zalman Simon speaks at the Four Corners in Delmar before the lighting of the town’s outdoor menorah, which is billed as the largest in the area.

Rabbi Zalman Simon speaks at the Four Corners in Delmar before the lighting of the town’s outdoor menorah, which is billed as the largest in the area. Photo by Marcy Velte.

— For those that didn’t have a menorah at home, smaller wooden versions were given out during the event and residents could read information about traditions that coincide with the holiday.

Zalman Simon said the event was meant to bring people together and he thinks it is the beginning of a larger event.

“We’re looking to grow in our catering of the community and try to spread the message of Hanukkah,” he said. “ A little bit of light can dispel much darkness, so one act of goodness is able to do a lot. Even though some people might think it’s insignificant, it’s not.”

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