Singapore takes public menorah lighting to next level

At an event welcoming Nati Rom, the founder of the Lev HaOlam organization, residents of Singapore fashioned an electric menorah to a giant kite.

December 6, 2018 16:09
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Singapore mounts a menorah on a kite and flew it through the skies of the country

Singapore mounts a menorah on a kite and flew it through the skies of the country. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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Jewish law instructs that the menorah should be lit somewhere many can see it in order to publicize the miracle during Hanukkah.

Challenge accepted, Singapore said.

At an event welcoming Nati Rom, the founder of the Lev HaOlam organization, Local residents invited him to attend a moving gesture that they prepared; a massive lit up menorah, that was attached to a kite by large chains in the form of "Jacob's Ladder". and flew it high into the sky.

“The gesture of the citizens from Singapore for Hanukkah has excited me personally and is directed towards the entire people of Israel. We have emissaries of the Prophets abroad, and like the Hanukkah candles we must transmit the light and increase it more and more,” Rom said.

Lev HaOlam is an organization aimed at counteracting the BDS movement by sending West Bank products to global communities. Rom lectures around the world and is currently visiting Singapore and the Philippines.

“I hope that with more efforts, we will be able to recruit even more citizens abroad who oppose the boycott and actively support  Israel,” Rom said.

The Jewish population of Singapore is estimated at 2,000. Despite their size, the community contains two synagogues, a Jewish day school, a kosher shop, two kosher restaurants and a Jewish cemetery.

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