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How Hanukkah Has Taken On New Meaning Amid War In Gaza, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah began at sundown on Thursday. Also known as “The Festival of Lights,” the celebration has taken on a new meaning in the context of the war in Gaza. Chris Schulz spoke with Rabbi Zalman Gurevitch of the Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center at West Virginia University (WVU) on the first night of Hanukkah.

Also, in this show, the average age of farmers in Kentucky is going up, raising questions about the difficulty young farmers face entering the agricultural industry. Mason Galemore from WKMS spoke with Kentuckians and industry experts about why it’s harder for young farmers to lay down roots.

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