Town council to discuss tree lighting, menorah request
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A New Hampshire town council is going to hold a special meeting to discuss its annual tree lighting at a local park and the decision to deny a 9-foot-tall menorah to be displayed next to it.
The Durham council is meeting Monday night.
Last month, the local Chabad Jewish organization asked for the menorah to be put next to the tree. Town officials said no, saying they haven’t historically allowed the display of overt religious symbols on town property. They also cited vandalism concerns.