Saturday, December 24, 2011
Haddonfield's stolen menorah turns up days after it went missing.
If scrap metal thieves did steal Haddonfield's menorah, they won't get their money's worth. Police found the religious symbol Friday near Elizabeth Haddon School. The Courier-Post reports that the 6-foot menorah was spotted by a student's parent. Thieves stole the menorah just one day before Haddonfield planned to gather to mark Hanukkah. Following the theft, organizers from Cherry Hill's Chabad Lubavitch replaced the menorah with an even bigger version, lighting candles atop a 10-foot menorah.
Friday, December 23, 2011
A day after a Hanukkah menorah was stolen from Haddonfield, it was replaced with a larger one.
On Wednesday morning, 4-year-old Isabella Wallet was riding past Library Point in her mother’s car when she noticed the menorah was missing. Isabella attends preschool at the Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill and was excited when she first saw the 6-foot menorah. Her mother had no explanation as to why it was missing just days before a scheduled lighting ceremony. The menorah—which police said was stolen—made a triumphant return Thursday, to the joy of Isabella and a large crowd that filled the park in front of the Haddonfield Public Library known as Library Point. The rabbis and congregation of Chabad Lubavitch replaced the menorah with a larger one, a day after thieves pulled the stolen menorah from the ground. Haddonfield Police …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
"We'll replace darkness with light," Rabbi Yitzchok Kahan said.
Haddonfield Police Chief John Banning said today he has no reason to regard the theft of a 6-foot Hanukkah menorah Tuesday from Library Point as a crime of intolerance. "We have no reason to believe it's any other type of crime other than theft," Banning said. The menorah was made of aluminum and may have been a target of scrap-metal thieves, Banning said. The borough has been plagued by more than three dozen brazen thefts of copper downspouts from homes over the last year, often while residents are inside. The menorah was reported missing on Wednesday morning. Only the metal studs that held it down were visible in the ground outside of the Haddonfield Public Library by the afternoon. Rabbi Yitzchok Kahan, the program and youth director of…