Radio Show #394 – Rabbi Noach Kosofsky
and the History of Hanukkah

As the celebration of Hanukkah in 2020 gets underway, we welcome our special guest from Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy in Longmeadow, Rabbi Noach Kosofsky.

Rabbi Kosofsky explains the history, traditions and cultural significance of the celebration.

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Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, December 11, 2020

Hanukkah in the Valley.
Holyoke’s 4th Annual Lighting of the Menorah.
Granville Police Department’s scam warning.
Chicopee tree lighting.
Agawam provides free COVID-19 testing next week.
Mass. DPH identifies 15 Mass. communities at high risk for COVID-19.
McDonald’s offers holiday character-themed free meals!
John Boyle O’Reilly Club offers “Breakfast With Santa.”
Eastfield Mall offers food for those in need.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday. December 5, 2018

National Day of Mourning.
New $1 drink for the holidays from Applebee’s – The Dollar Jolly!
110 Grill about to open at the Holyoke Mall.
Springfield City Council continues its efforts to create “Welcoming Community” ordinance.
Longmeadow School Committee not renewing school superintendent’s contract.
From east to west, Massachusetts lawmakers mark the beginning of Hanukkah.
Longmeadow officially declared “a dementia-friendly town.”
Food Bank of Western Mass. ranks #9 in the country!
Holland and Ware see a huge outbreak of car break-ins!