In commemoration of the cherished Jewish festival of Hanukkah, Galleria Dallas is set to mark this significant holiday with the lighting of a Hanukkah menorah on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m.
Located on the first level of the shopping center (near Tiffany & Co.), Galleria Dallas’ large-scale menorah will honor Jewish traditions by lighting a candle every evening during Hanukkah.
During the menorah kickoff ceremony, Temple Shalom Dallas’ Rabbi Andrew Paley is slated to deliver remarks to everyone in-attendance, before lighting the first candle. Following the lighting, Kol Shalom — Temple Shalom’s youth choir — will put on a live music performance for the masses.
Attendees with a sweet-tooth should come prepared as well, as donut shop Jarams will be serving Sufganiyah (traditional Hanukkah jelly donut) during the ceremonial event.
As the Galleria mentions, Hanukkah is the eight-day Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt. The lighting of the Menorah is the most important Hanukkah custom — Jews light the Hanukkah candles to remember the miracle of the Maccabees' victory and the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days in the holy Temple. It is a mitzvah (commandment from God) that Jews "publicize the miracle" by lighting a Hanukkah Menorah each night during the eight days of Hanukkah.
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