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    Town celebrates Hanukkah with menorah lighting

    About 150 people celebrated the lighting of a new public menorah on Foxborough Common on December 18 for the celebration of the Jewish holiday.
    Rabbi Yossi Kivman
    About 150 people celebrated the lighting of a new menorah on Foxborough Common on Dec. 18.

    The town celebrated Hanukkah by lighting a 6½-foot-tall menorah on the Foxborough Common.

    “We’re looking to get someone to sponsor a 9-foot one next year,” said Rabbi Yossi Kivman, whose Chabad Jewish Center of Mansfield supplied the traditional candle-lit display celebrating the Jewish holiday of lights.

    Kivman said selectmen approved the placement of the first menorah to go on the Common, and about 150 people attended the lighting celebration on Dec. 18, which also featured music, dancing, donuts, and latkes, or potato pancakes.


    Selectmen chairman David Feldman lit the center candle, or shamash, and state Senator Paul Feeney spoke.

    Kivman said members of the Brooklyn-based Chabad organization have installed about 15,000 menorahs across the world to “bring the joy” of Hanukkah.