A Hanukkah Nightly Stroll in Jerusalem’s Old City

What is more beautiful than this? Walking through the historic capital of Israel, and seeing the light of Chanukah, a sign that the Maccabees defeated the mighty Greeks and rededicated the Temple, allowing Jews to live as Jews. It is a miracle that continues to this day, as Jews continue to live in the Holy Land. The eight-branched candelabra, also known as a chanukiah, is placed by the entrance way or window of the home. Hanukkah lasts for eight days, starting on the 25th of the Hebrew month of Kislev, which usually takes place around December (Judaism uses a lunisolar calendar). So taking a stroll through the Jewish Quarter, back in our homeland, and seeing the Hanukkah light, one cannot help but feel the miracles that we are fortunate to experience. Sometimes, even the tiniest flame can pierce the darkest night. So an entire neighborhood full of hanukkiahs, with joyful music, brings in rays of happiness and joy.

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Organizational psychologist/management consultant turned Movie Producer (“Home Game” on Gush Katif), Avi is now CEO of 12Tribe Films, a business specializing in video and social media marketing for Israel. You can also follow my mobile updates on Telegram: https://t.me/aviabelowupdates

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