Hanukkah Celebrations Begin
WILKES-BARRE — Wednesday marks the start of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights.
The first light on the menorah outside the Jewish Community Center in Wilkes-Barre was lit at sundown.
The holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the temple in Jerusalem centuries ago.
Tradition also has it that a candelabra miraculously burned for eight days with only one day’s worth of oil.