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Car menorah parade to celebrate Hanukkah

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Posted at 9:08 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 22:08:19-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — On the fifth night of Hanukkah, the first ever car menorah parade was held in the Coastal Bend.

Cars decked out with menorahs on top traveled from the Chabad Coastal Bend located at Airline and Alameda to Water's Edge Park. It was there that the menorah was lit.

Rabbi Naftoli Schmuckler with Chabad Coastal Bend says Hanukkah is all about bringing blessing, peace, light, and happiness. "We're coming together on the holiday of Hanukkah. This is something that is not only for the Jewish people to celebration but its a celebration for all of mankind, celebrating the human spirit," Schmuckler said.

Rabbi Schmuckler hopes to make the parade a new tradition. The holiday commemorates the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrians and the re-dedication of the second temple in Jerusalem.

When the Maccabees re-dedicated the temple, they found that they only had enough oil to last one night.

The miracle of Hanukkah is that the oil lasted for eight days.