By CBSDFW.com Staff

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Galleria’s annual menorah lighting took place in Dallas tonight, celebrating the first night of Hanukkah.

Among those speaking was Mark Zilbermann with the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum.

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Hanukkah, also called the Festival of Lights, is a Jewish holiday that is celebrated across the world over the course of eight nights.

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Judaism follows a lunar calendar, so the first night of the holiday varies year by year.

Starting in November, like this year, is unusual but not unheard of.

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CBSDFW.com Staff