Chanukah during COVID-19: ‘Ambassadors of light’ delivering menorahs as symbols of hope


SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Thursday marked the first night of Chanukah, and in San Francisco, an annual tradition will look a bit different this year due to COVID-19.

Crowds of people have traditionally filled San Francisco’s Union Square every Chanukah for the annual Bill Graham Menorah Project Menorah Lighting.

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This year however, father and son rabbis Yosef and Moshe Langer are asking people to stay home.

“That’s what we’re trying to do persuade people to stay at home and make the party bigger at home with your family,” said Yosef Langer.

“It says in the Talmud to save one life is like saving the entire world,” said Moshe Langer.

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