A holiday tradition took a dangerous turn in New Rochelle this weekend after a rabbi got stuck some 20 feet in the air while trying to light a menorah.

New Rochelle firefighters had to come to the rescue of the rabbi at the Jewish Community Center on Wilmot Road Sunday.

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Firefighters said Con Ed helps the center out each year during Hanukkah by providing a bucket truck so the rabbi can reach and light a large electric menorah. But this year, there was a mechanical failure trapping the rabbi and a Con Ed worker.

Fire officials said they were able to get the two men down safely, and no one was injured.