Hanukkah Begins

It's Hanukkah and it began at sundown Friday night.

The Jewish holiday, also known as the Festival of Lights, is observed and celebrated for eight days, with songs, food, dance, and of course, presents.

The Hope in Messiah congregation on Old Louisville Road tells us you don't have to be Jewish to be interested in Hanukkah.

"Probably 80 to 85 percent of our people, maybe even more, are not Jewish," said congregational leader Jonathan Sacks, "but want to learn what Jesus being Jewish, spoke to Jewish people in the Hebrew scriptures, or in the New Testament."

One of the main rituals and traditions of Hanukkah is the lighting the nine-candle menorah.

One candle is used to light the other eight each day of the holiday.

If you'd like to learn more, you can call the Hope in Messiah congregation at (270 303-9410.

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