Hanukkah in Jerusalem, Israel, is celebrated in a big way,
actually, Hanukkah is celebrated in a huge way.
This giant chanukiah, Hanukkah menorah, covered in small electric lights,
is put up each year outside Jaffa Gate.
Each year there are new kinds of sufaganiot,
and lots of them, as huge quantities are consumed.
Electric street lights light up the sky at night at this entrance to Begin Highway,
while others line city streets.
The Israel Museum is always a popular destination, especially this Hanukkah display.
colorful candles can be found burning inside homes,
and in stores
Chanukiot can be found inside office buildings,
and outside the front doors of homes.
Candle lighting is often accompanied by live music and dancing,
as here with the new Chabad chanukiah at First Station.
Lights from the chanukiah on the street corner are reflected in this photo
of an Egged bus with a Hanukkah sameach sign.
Huge crowds and tour groups filled the streets of the Old City,
as people came from all over to see the candles burning in windows,
and scenes such as this man sitting and watching the flames.
To see and to learn and to remember,
that a great miracle happened here.
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this is terrific….you captured it all…..and more….
chanukah somayach ,
all the best,
Thanks Tova! I was going to fix the bus sign, and then I realised that those were lights from the chanukiah reflecting in the window.. perfect no photoshop for that.
Absolutely love it.
great shot of David and Sarah Maslow. Hope all is going well.
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Love all the photos! You really captured the essence.
Was looking and found this wonderful site. Beautiful pictures!
beautiful job. so happy that these are in my recent memory since I was there for more than 1/2 of chanukah and happily I saw Sarah M. there too. sorry I didn’t get to see you or SaraK this trip.
Thanks, one of these days we should meet up! You certainly got out of here in time.. what weather since you left!