The miracle this recession year: Chanukah thrift shopping

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — This Chanukah, the miracle may need to come from your wallet. What with eight nights of family gift giving, many recession-year budgets might have only enough cash for five or six. The miracle can still happen. Jewish thrift shopping can light your way. For eight days we are required to demonstrate the nes, the miracle, in our windows. This year, beginning Dec. 21, the year’s longest night, you can show the candles’ flames anew with old menorahs purchased for students, family and friends at thrift shops.

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