It can be spelled differently in English every year,
but the Hanukkah season in Jerusalem is very consistent.
There are 10 sure signs that Hannukah is on its way.
1. The piles of sufganiot in all bakeries
begin to disappear at an astonishing rate.
2. Street decorations are up
and lit up at night.
3. Hanukkah menorahs are placed in public spaces and on roof tops.
This one is on top of the entrance to Bet Hanasi, the President’s official residence.
4. Dreydels and spinning tops of all sizes and colors
and shapes can be are for sale everywhere.
5. Shopping mall aisles are filled with sweet treats.
6. At nursery schools adults are sitting on little chairs with their children,
as families race from one child’s holiday performance to the next.
7. Shoppers fill the malls
and go to Machane Yehuda Market, the Shuk, where…
8. Strawberries are in season
and ready to taste.
9. Citrus fruits are at their peak color and flavor,
but more unusual tropical fruits are also offered for those special occasions.
And 10…you know Chanukah is here when,
the signs on the crowded buses change to Hanukkah Sameach.
10 thoughts on “10 Signs that Chanukah is Coming”
love your pics! love chanukah in Israel! love the people and the family feelings! thanx for posting! rochel.
love your comment, have a great holiday!
What a fabulous blog! The pictures are gorgeous. You captured Chanukah in our holy city…Kol HaKavod. I am going to share this blog with my friends who haven’t come yet! Chag Chanukah Samaech!
Thanks Miriam Hope you have a great holiday! Chag Urim Sameach
I’ve been in Israel for Chanukah for the last two years and it is flat-out amazing! Hoping to be back in a couple of months.
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It was great meeting you the other night at the JBNF meetup.
This post was inspiration for my new post out today. I blogged about your site here: http://wp.me/p1bMjz-gu.
I think what you’re doing is wonderful. Hatzlacha raba.
THANKS, but so much material for Hanukah having trouble getting the next post done!
Thank you for the beautiful pictures……so beautiful…..such a warm feeling……:)