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New Rochelle rabbi gets stuck while lighting menorah

New Rochelle firefighters had to come to the

New Rochelle firefighters had to come to the rescue of a rabbi at the Jewish Community Center on Wilmot Road after he got stuck some 20 feet in the air while trying to light a menorah. (Dec. 9, 2012) Photo Credit: News12

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.

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.

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