Before lighting a large menorah on the final evening of Hanukkah, Rabbi Yisroel Hahn, of Spokane, reflected Sunday on the strong mid-November windstorm that left much of the city in darkness and cold. “This great wind … took down our beautiful pine trees and turned them into tools of destruction and caused us to lose our power and our warmth, our heat,” Hahn told about 150 people huddled near the Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park. The Chabad of Spokane County that serves the Jewish community with religious, educational and social services was without power in the week after the storm. If the crisis symbolized the pervasive darkness in today’s world, the eight-day festival of lights that is Hanukkah represents the power of good deeds, said Hahn, who leads the community center. He asked, “What can we do when we see senseless evil around the world?/Scott Maben, SR. More here.
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