“Publicizing the miracle”: Chabad of Duluth celebrates the first night of Hanukkah

Published: Nov. 28, 2021 at 10:11 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2021 at 11:57 PM CST
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DULUTH, MN. (KBJR) - Chabad of Duluth held a public menorah lighting at the Miller Hill Mall Sunday night to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah.

Rabbi Mendy Ross with Chabad of Duluth said the event is an opportunity to share some light in a world that sometimes seems dark.

“Hanukkah is really about publicizing the miracle. We light the menorah every night and it’s all about bringing that light to others so it’s really important to be able to celebrate in public,” he said.

Last year’s event was canceled due to the pandemic, but Ross said it’s good to be back in community for this year’s Hanukkah celebration.

He believes Hanukkah is a perfect opportunity to look ahead, especially after a difficult year for many people.

“Really the message of Hanukkah is that when there’s darkness, it’s a tremendous opportunity to thrive,” said Ross.

The event featured food, music, activities, and a raffle for attendees.

Ross said he believes even the non-Jewish community can learn a valuable lesson from Hanukkah.

“A little bit of light can dispel a lot of darkness, and if you see darkness in the world, be a light to one another,” he said.

Hanukkah goes from Sunday, November 28th through Monday, December 6th this year.

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