Election politics are filling the airways and newscasts,
but the Hanukkah lights
are up along major roads in Jerusalem, Israel,
I think many prefer those lights to new election.
Hanukkah is called Chag Ha’Urim, the Holiday of Lights.
At the Kotel, the Western Wall, is one of the most famous hanukiot.
One of my favorite things in Jerusalem at this time of year
is that the usually shuttered windows at night-time
are opened to show the burning candles.
They are wide open to let the Hanukkah lights shine out to the street.
At this yeshiva, there were hundreds of lights burning,
wow, they use a lot of olive oil.
The view in the windows upstairs in the Bet Midrash,
revealed the main celebration.
We not only saw the light, but also heard the music on the street below.
May the special beauty of the Hanukkah lights from Jerusalem, Israel
spread throughout the world.
Chodesh tov and Shabbat shalom