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December 21, 2011

Green Holiday Gatherings: Bright Ideas

Lighting menorah'Tis the season for calendars filled with parties. This week, we're showing you how to green your holiday gatherings. 

Tip #3: Choose greener candles.

If you're gathering with family to celebrate Hanukkah tonight, light the menorah with soy or beeswax candles, which aren't made from petroleum. You might also share the story of the solar-powered menorah in Woodstock, New York, to illustrate how one community's modern twist on a traditional ceremony shows their commitment to a greener future. Local rabbi Yitzchok Hecht told reporters, "the concept of taking the energy of the sun and using it to bring light into the darkness of night is a beautiful complement to the miracle and story of Chanukah."

Tell us: What do you use to light up the holidays?

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