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Love They Neighbor vigil candle

White paraffin candle with burned wick and wax drippings down sides.

Historical Notes

Amira Wolfson carried this candle at the candlelight Havdalah vigil at the corner of Murray and Forbes avenues on the evening of October 27, 2018. She also carried a sign, made by her young children. Amira Wolfson attended the vigil with her friends and neighbors Alison and Matt Culyba. Several news outlets documented the sign and the candle as part of their coverage of the vigil. In these images, Amira Wolfson can be seen in a light-colored raincoat and a striped ball cap. Matt Culyba can be seen beside her in an orange raincoat.

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