Annual Menorah Lighting 2012
Rabbi Asher Vaisfiche of Chabad of Huntington was joined by Huntington Town Council Members Mark Cuthbertson, Susan Berland and Eugene Cook for the annual Menorah lighting ceremony at Huntington Town Hall on Tuesday December 11.
As part of the lighting ceremony each Council member lit a candle. Rabbi Vaisfiche deliver a brief talk explaining the meaning of the Jewish holiday of Chanukah, the significance the Menorah plays in the holiday and its symbolism in our current lives.
Donuts were served because food cooked in oil is a traditional part of the holiday. This custom is to commemorate the miracle of a small flask of oil keeping the flame in the Temple light for eight days.