Today is the first of eight days of Hanukkah, which
commemorates the rededication of the Temple by Judas
Maccabaeus in 165 B.C. Yesterday, Rabbi Mendy Schurder
of Chabad of Hawaii inspected the menorah erected
arlier near Honolulu Hale.
Below, the Rev. James McFadden, left, delivers the benediction
to the Hispanic congregation at St. John the Baptist Church
yesterday during the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Edgar
Castillo and Ida Gonsalez bear the portrait of the Virgin Mary.