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Thu December 5, 2013

Chabad marks end of Hanukkah with giant menorah lighting

An MU student helps light a giant menorah on Wednesday night during a celebration marking the end of Hanukkah.
Mary Lorenzo, Columbia Faith & Values

The lighting of a giant menorah marked the final day of Hanukkah on Wednesday night at Tiger Plaza.

Hosted by Chabad, about 35 people attended this year’s event.

“Chabad is a Jewish organization for Jewish students on campus,” Rabbi Averham Lapine said. “It’s mainly MU students, but everyone is welcome.”

This is the MU Chabad chapter’s second year of hosting a public menorah lighting. The ceremony included blessings by the rabbi, Hanukkah songs, traditional food and even dreidel-shaped glasses.

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