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Wilton Lights the Menorah and Shares in Faiths

WILTON, Conn. – Beth Davison and her three daughters gathered on Wlton's town green Wednesday night to watch the lighting of the menorah that stands on the corner with Old Ridgefield Road.

Having the menorah lighting in the town is a way for the Jewish population of Wilton to share faith and traditions, Davison said. “And it’s good for the kids.”

Her oldest daughter Rachel, 15, agreed with her mom.

“I love how I can share my faith with the town,” Rachel said.

Rabbi Levi Stone, of Schneerson Center in Westport, said that the group was looking for its own Hanukkah miracle as the oil lamps on the menorah were lit in the rain.

“Everyone needs more light,” said Rabbi Yehoshua Hecht, who was assisting in the ceremony. The holiday, he said, “has a unique and special message, which is to not give into the darkness.”

First Selectman Bill Brennan, Selectman Hal Clark and State Rep. Gail Lavielle joined in the ceremony, lighting the wick that Rabbi Stone used to light the oil lamps.

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