By Rabbi Mendy Carlebach of Chabad of North & South Brunswick.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Ever eat a doughnut and wonder where the hole went? This age old questions has plagued carbohydrate-saturated humanity for years. Yet the answer still evades us. A similar question, though less popular, has been asked by great Jewish thinkers of the past: When one lights a candle in a dark room, where does the darkness go? The answer given is that darkness has no existence of its own. It is a non-entity because it is simply the absence of light. Once a candle is lit, the darkness disappears. It doesn’t go into the closet, or to the next room. It simply disappears. When igniting a small flame in a dark room, the room immediately becomes illuminated with the light of the candle. The larger the flame, the more illuminated the room becomes. …
Celebrate Chanukah with a wide variety of events in and around South Brunswick in the coming weeks.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011
The Festival of Lights-for many of us brings back fond memories of childhood years and serves to renew our sense of identity. The Chanukah light provide us with warmth, joy, strength and inspiration. Such is the purpose of a community-wide celebration to be held in front of the Chabad Jewish Center, at One Riva Avenue. Public dignitaries and community leaders will attend the ceremony and will assist in kindling the giant “Menorah of Freedom." Chanukah, a celebration for all time is highlighted by the kindling of the Menorah each night of the holiday. “It is a holiday that enriches our lives with the light of tradition” said Rabbi Levi Azimov, director of the Chabad Jewish Center. “In ancient times our ancestors rededicated the Temple in …