Two days before Hanukah the red carpet at the President’s House was rolled out as the band played.
Five new ambassadors to Israel presented their credentials.
There was plenty of music this week, with schools closed for Hanukah, and activities for everyone.
In most of the world, for practical and historical reasons, the chanukiah, special Hanukah menorah, is lit inside, but in Jerusalem they are often displayed outside in special glass boxes, high and low,
simple and not so simple.
All the lights burning in some religious neighborhoods
make for great evening tours, both public and private.
On tops of buildings or in a city square, chanukiot are a sign of Hanukah in Jerusalem.
of new growth
of the Rechavia neighborhood
and Great Synagogue was Friday
just before Hanukah began.
Signs filled the neighorhood.
much is going on,
there are too many photos;
more is planned for next week.