IN PICTURES: The first night of Hanukka in the Holy Land
ByJPOST.COM STAFF, Marc Israel Sellem
27 November 2013 21:28
In light of the first candle, JPost's photographer catches a glimpse of Jerusalem as it is lit up, one candle at a time.
First night of Hannuka in Jerusalem

First night of Hannuka in Jerusalem. (photo credit:Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)

In light of the first night of Hanukka, the festival of lights, Jerusalem Post's photographer catches a glimpse of Jerusalem as it is lit up, one candle at a time.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

Festivities were held at the Old City's Western Wall, where an oversized Hanukkia was set up. The son of the late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef hosted the giant candle lighting ceremony.

Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch said that the close proximity of this Hanukkia to such a holy site represents the closeness of all the Jewish people in and outside the State of Israel.

Interior Minister
Gideon Sa'ar also spoke at the ceremony, stressing the importance of maintaining a Jewish Jerusalem.

Even Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu celebrated the lighting of the first candle with a delegation from the IDF, who were just returning from a humanitarian mission to the Philippines.

Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

  • Israel
  • Israel news
  • jewish
  • national
  • Prev Article
    French Jewish leader: Concerns of anti-Semitism keeping Jews from enrolling in public schools
    The Eiffel Tower, Paris.
    Obamas at White House Hannukah party
    Obama wishes Jews happy Hannuka as US prepares to celebrate 'Thanksgivukkah'
    Next Article
    Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    Joan Rivers
    28 August 2014
    Joan Rivers rushed to hospital following throat surgery


    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 15 - 23
      Beer Sheva
      15 - 22
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 11 - 15
      14 - 17
    • 18 - 24
      14 - 22