City of Yonkers lights menorah for Hanukkah
Last night was the first night of Hanukkah in the Jewish faith.
In Yonkers, a menorah has been erected in City Hall to celebrate the holiday.
Hanukkah, known as the Festival of Lights, commemorates when the Maccabees defeated the Syrian-Greek army and drove the foreigners from their land thousands of years ago in Jerusalem. They then went on to rededicate the Holy Temple that was found in shambles and desecrated.
There was only enough oil for one night of light, but the oil burned for eight days. Jewish residents remember the miracle by lighting the menorah for eight nights.