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Coast Jewish community celebrates last night of Hanukkah

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

The Jewish community came together to celebrate a holiday very important to their faith, Hanukkah.

Saturday night, people joined in at Congregation Beth Israel to enjoy latkes, fun and fellowship.

The eight day celebration commemorates the rededication of the holy temple in Jerusalem. It's also known as the festival of lights.

Hanukkah lasts eight days and each day another candle is lit on a menorah.

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