Gallery: World’s First Solar-Powered Menorah Lights Up Woodstock, NY

Forget the 1969 three-day music festival, Woodstock, New York has a new claim to fame: the world’s first solar-powered menorah. Rabbi AB Itkin of the Chabad community in Ulster County designed and built the menorah using spare parts from a local store. While the renewable-energy menorah is not suitable for the mitzvah of traditional menorah lighting which requires fire as the source of light, the solar-powered menorah is to help inspire pride in the Jewish Festival of Lights and raise awarenesss of Chanukah.

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