(Submitted photo of an ice menorah at Hamilton College.)
The third-annual Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremony on the Clinton Green will look a little different this year.
This year’s menorah will be made completely of ice and close to 9-foot tall.
On Thursday, Dec. 10, Chabad House of Clinton, an organization dedicated to spreading Jewish awareness and education, will host this unique candle lighting ceremony to promote Hanukkah. The kindling of the menorah symbolizes the triumph of light over darkness, their press release states.
During the day Dec. 10, the ice menorah will be assembled. It will be ready in time for the 5 p.m. lighting.
The ice Menorah is part of the worldwide Hanukkah campaign, an initiative launched by the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, in 1973. The campaign highlights and encourages the central theme of the holiday of publicizing the story of the Hanukkah miracle.
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