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Chanukah Celebration at City Hall Tuesday Evening

The Chabad of Laguna Niguel along with the city will light the menorah at 6 p.m. in honor of the first night of the holiday.

The city of Laguna Niguel in conjunction with will meet at to light the Chanukah Menorah at 6 p.m.

Rabbi Mendy Paltiel of explained that Chanukah, also known as the Festival of Lights, recalls the victory—more than 2,100 years ago—of a militarily weak, but spiritually strong, Jewish people over the mighty forces of a ruthless enemy that had overrun the Holy Land and threatened to engulf the land and its people in darkness.

The miraculous victory—culminating with the dedication of the Sanctuary in Jerusalem and the rekindling of the Menorah that had been desecrated and extinguished by the enemy—has been celebrated annually ever since during these eight days of Chanukah, especially by lighting the Chanukah Menorah, also as a symbol and message of the triumph of freedom over oppression, of spirit over matter, of light over darkness.

The free event will begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall at 30111 Crown Valley Pkwy., and will include music, games and food.


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