On the second night of Hanukkah, five young Jewish rabbis stopped in Lubbock as part of their cross-country tour.
They brought gifts, menorah kits and chocolate coins. There was a menorah lighting ceremony led by the roving rabbis.
"We're just trying to make sure the Jews are proud of being Jewish and we don't cave into the hate some people give us," Rabbi Shneur Wolfman said. "We stand proud, we're not closeted Jews. We're open, happy Jews that stand with strong values and fulfill our mission of being a light onto the nations."
Hanukkah commemorates the miracle of the small amount of oil the Maccabees used to light their menorah lasted eight days, instead of one, after driving the Greek army from ancient Israel.
The project is in coordination with Chabad Lubavitch of Texas, providing engaging Jewish experiences to the communities in outlying cities and towns throughout Texas throughout the year.