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20,000 New Yorkers to Attend Tonight’s Chanukah Festival for Israel

December 21, 1959
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More than 20,000 people will attend the Chanukah Festival for Israel which takes place tomorrow evening at Madison Square Garden here. All tickets have been sold out by the Israel Bond Organization which is sponsoring the Festival. Admission is free to those who purchase an Israel bond. A repeat performance will take place on January 4.

Mayor Wagner, Dr. Israel Goldstein and Edward G. Robinson, noted actor, officiated at the annual kindling of the Chanukah menorah at City Hall this week-end. The menorah which was featured in the City Hall ceremony is an eight-branch candelabrum recalling the eight-day miracle which occurred during the rededication of the Temple after the Maccabean victory. At that time a cruse of oil, sufficient only for burning one day, lasted eight days.

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