When Is Waltham's Menorah Lighting?

See when the city plans to hold its annual menorah lighting.

The city's annual Hanukkah Menorah Lighting will be heldon Dec. 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Waltham City Hall, according to the city's website. 

Mike November 28, 2012 at 05:59 PM
The City's annual Holiday Menorah Lighting...Please be consistent
NWBL November 28, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Delighted to see a Menorrah lighting!
NWBL November 28, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Mike, I sense some bitterness that (gasp) a holiday other than Christmas is being acknowledged.
Mike November 28, 2012 at 07:12 PM
NWBL, was waiting for the first victim comment...I'm just asking for consistency. Call the 'Holiday' tree in Waltham, a Christmas Tree. If you are going to be politically correct, then be that consistently across the board.
NWBL November 28, 2012 at 07:26 PM
I don't see consistency as the real issue here.You're just irked because you're getting a very small taste of how many non-Christians feel at this time of year. Slighted, left out, and sick to death of being deluged with Christmas ads, Christmas store displays, and decorations on public property for months.
Mike November 28, 2012 at 07:48 PM
It actually is the real issue...Nice try with the baiting....You came into this message board with an agenda, and after years of yourself feeling left out, you are grasping for retribution. My agenda is quite simple, celebrate the holidays with their correct names. It's more respectful.
Joe November 28, 2012 at 08:32 PM
I have to agree with Mike. It should be holiday if Christmas can't be called Christmas. Maybe it should be referred to as a holiday candle instead of menorah.
NWBL November 28, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Come on you two, I'm sure you call it Christmas all the time and nobody stops you. And Mike, no I came to this board to commend the city for having a Menorah lighting. I saw your post and it sounded, as is the case with some people, begrudging that other religious groups are being acknowledged. And BTW years ago, before the PC era, my parents had a business and sent out holiday cards that said "Season's Greetings" to be sure and include all of their clients. It's a matter of decency. Too bad it rankles you. This is my last comment on the subject.
Mike November 28, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Come on NWBL, you posted a comment on the 23rd regarding Waltham's holiday tree, in support of the term and the inclusion it brings...Yet, you contradict yourself in this post...stay consistent. Season's Greetings. http://waltham.patch.com/articles/waltham-holiday-tree-lighting-tomorrow
Erin Lee Hire November 29, 2012 at 12:15 AM
I don't understand why its called a holiday tree and not a christmas tree but the menorah is called a menorah. If the city is going to recognize hannukkah then why can't they say the word christmas?
Steven Cavaretta November 29, 2012 at 02:32 AM
What about Kwanza
JohnnyMass November 29, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Joe, Mike, and Erin are right. NWBL-take a hike! Go back to Cambridge and hook up with the rest of the liberal PC crowd!
Steven Cavaretta November 29, 2012 at 01:55 PM
yeah a pc is so yesterday get a ipad
Rob November 29, 2012 at 09:12 PM
This article hitting the web...Heard this on Michael Graham and see it on his Facebook page: http://michaelgraham.com/archives/why-christmas-fans-get-annoyed/
NWBL November 29, 2012 at 10:01 PM
I agree with you Ryan and the Waltham Patch does a nice job of keeping readers informed about Waltham. I clicked this link because I was happy to see a Menorah lighting in the city. But most of the comments on this thread have an anti-semitic subtext. Not shocking but unfortunate.
Ryan Grannan-Doll (Editor) November 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM
The city referred to this event as its "Annual Holiday Lighting", hence why we used the phrase "holiday tree." That is how the city explained it, hence how we posted it. It is not meant as a politically correct term, just simply a way to refer to the event. If anybody has a problem with the phrasing, I suggest they call the mayor. You are all free to comment on this story as you have been, but let's not let the level of discourse take away from the point of Christmas, Hanukkah or other holidays -- family, friends, food and fun.


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