The Morning Dispatch: Hanukkah Violence

Happy Monday. We’re smack dab in the middle of the twilight zone between Christmas and New Years, where time feels a little surreal. We yearn for the faint semblance of structure the new year will bring.

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Hanukkah Violence in New York

Monday is the final day of Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem in the second century B.C. But celebrations have been marred this year by shocking acts of violence, particularly in communities in and around New York City.

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