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Auto group celebrates beginning of Hanukkah by lighting giant menorah

The first candle of the menorah was lit, at Patsy Lou Auto Group in Flint Township to begin the celebration of Hanukkah. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

FLINT TOWNSHIP, Mich. - The first candle of the menorah was lit, at Patsy Lou Auto Group in Flint Township to begin the celebration of Hanukkah.

Hanukkah or the Festival of Lights is the Jewish holiday that commemorates the rededication of the holy temple in Jerusalem.

It also celebrates the miraculous eight days of oil that burned when the Hebrews thought they only had a day's supply.

“It behooves all of humanity to bring warmth to the cold dark world and we find ourselves in the things we face, the terror that we face, the horror that we face all over the world. The good deeds that are symbolized by the Hanukkah lights is with all of our hope that this will bring peace and tranquility to the world and some warmth, spiritual warmth," said Rabbi Yisroel Winegarten.

The Hanukkah celebration will continue until next Wednesday.

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