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The Brooklyn Paper file / Gregory P. Mango

You might say it’s going to be “menorah borealis” in Brooklyn as Hanukkah is celebrated starting Sunday night. Once again, two Brownstone Brooklyn congregations will try to one-up each other’s giant menorah in public places.

Rabbi Aaron Raskin’s Congregation B’nai Avraham in Brooklyn Heights will unfurl its 29-foot menorah in front of Borough Hall, as Rabbi Shimon Hecht of Congregation B’nai Jacob in Park Slope again inches him out with a massive 30-footer at Grand Army Plaza.

Raskin’s candlesticks might be shorter, but he has managed to get it more recognition — his is billed as the “official” menorah of Brooklyn, and Monday’s lighting will be attended by Borough President Markowitz and followed by a childrens party inside Borough Hall.

Both menorahs will be lit for each night of the holiday, accompanied by music and hot latkes. All events are free — and will occur regardless of the weather.

For full details, see Nine Days In Brooklyn on page 8.

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