Menorahs were lit at sundown Tuesday in Plainview and around the world to welcome the "Festival of Lights," the eight-day Jewish holiday that commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the 2nd century, BCE. In modern times, it has come to be thought of as a celebration of religious freedom. It's also a lot of fun.
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1. Several Hanukkah celebrations are planned around town this week. The conducts a community candle lighting service at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Tomorrow, there's a Menorah Lighting Celebration with traditional songs, latkes and goody bags for the children in Plainview at 4:30 pm. See our for more.
2. The has two free showings of Woody Allen's romantic comedy Midnight in Paris" Wednesday at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Rated PG-13.
3. turned 1-year-old Tuesday. We wrote about the wild ride and how of our journey.
4. The held their at the Tuesday. See our story now and our video of the event later today.
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