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How Do You Celebrate Hanukkah After The Deadliest Attack On Jews In U.S. History?09:10

(United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Shulamith Posner-Mansbach).
(United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Shulamith Posner-Mansbach).
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Thursday, Dec. 6, marks the fifth night of Hanukkah, which, most years, is a relatively light-hearted Jewish holiday that involves gifts, latkes and dreidels.

But this year, the festival comes just five weeks after 11 Jews were massacred during Saturday morning services at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. It was the deadliest attack against Jewish people in U.S. history.

Meanwhile, Hanukkah has long been seen as a time for Jews to identify themselves proudly and publicly, even in times of persecution.

As the number anti-Semitic incidents continues to rise, what are members of the Jewish community thinking about how they can stay safe, get connected, and find light in darkness?


Daniel Klein, rabbi of the Boston Synagogue and an associate dean for the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Newton.

This article was originally published on December 06, 2018.

This segment aired on December 6, 2018.


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