Macy’s to Celebrate Chanukah Miracle on 34th Street

21 11 2007

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Macy’s flagship 34th Street department store in Manhattan has teamed up with the Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn, N.Y., to celebrate the miracle of Chanukah.

The children’s museum, an initiative of the Chabad-Lubavitch program Tzivos Hashem, announced the partnership in a statement this week that detailed a host of activities taking place the afternoon of Dec. 9.

Museum staff will be setting up their “Chanukah Wonderland” on Macy’s kids floor, complete with a real wood and cast iron olive press. A person dressed as Judah the Maccabee – who led the Jewish people’s victory over the Greeks more than 2,000 years ago – will lead the children in making their very own olive oil with the press before using it to light a menorah.

The workshop will also be held on Dec. 2 at the Macy’s department store in Manhasset, N.Y.

After their military victory, the Jewish people rededicated the Holy Temple in Jerusalem with a jar of pure olive oil that despite only being enough for one day, lasted for eight days. The miracle is commemorated every year with the eight-day holiday of Chanukah, known as the Festival of Lights. Chabad.org

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