Pasadena Celebrates the Festival of Lights at City Hall

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By VERONICA AN

6:19 am | December 26, 2016


The Chabad of Pasadena celebrated the first night of Hanukkah with a menorah lighting and festival at Pasadena City Hall on Sunday, December 25.

Hanukkah celebration that commemorates the Miracle of the Oil when, through faith, the ancient Jews prayed and a single cruse of oil lasted eight days. The festivities included latkes, jelly donuts, music, dancing and crafts. Children made menorahs out of discarded bullet casing to honor a passage in the torah calling for swords to be turned into ploughshares.

Men aso practiced tefillin, a show of faith where a small box containing scriptures are placed on the head and on the arm, near the heart, to show devotion in both mind and heart.

Candles were distributed as the oversized menorah was lit to celebrate the second night of Hanukkah.