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Eighth night of Hanukkah

David Rifkin, president of the board of Berger High School, lights the Hanukkah menorah at the Jewish Community Center on Thursday, the last night of candle lighting. The holiday, which ends at sundown today, celebrates the victory of a small group of Jews, the Maccabees, over a much larger Syrian army in 165 B.C. The Syrians had destroyed the temple in Jerusalem, and Hanukkah also celebrates the rededication of the temple.

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