Hanukkah Embraces "Spirit of Religious Freedom"

December 9, 2001

Source: Newsday

On December 9, 2001, Newsday reported that "for many Jews, the lights of the menorah this year will represent not only the spirit of religious freedom, but freedom of the human spirit. Hanukkah's meaning, 'dedication,' also is a universal call to people of all faiths to focus on those freedoms... The weeks following the attacks have been a period of reflection, hope and redemption, said Rabbi Marc Schneier, of the Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton Beach. Members of his synagogue will caravan throughout the Hamptons and light candles in memory of those who died in the attacks and to represent the strength of the human spirit."