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Chanukah begins today and growing up my mother and I had a Menorah and would light the candles every day. Yup, a Brooklyn Black Christian Woman and her child would "celebrate" the festival of lights. My mother was a NYC school teacher and every turn there was a teaching opportunity. We didn't know everything about the holiday, but living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which has a big Hasidic community, it couldn't be ignored.