MKs to spread light during Hanukka

This year, it is a miracle that Knesset members have enough time to make it to all the menorah-lighting ceremonies being held across the country by their parties.

December 20, 2016 21:00
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One day’s worth of oil for a menorah lasted for eight days 2,181 years ago in the miracle celebrated on Hanukka.

This year, it is a miracle that Knesset members have enough time to make it to all the menorah- lighting ceremonies being held across the country by their parties.

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For instance, Likud MK Oren Hazan is invited to light candles during the holiday on Saturday in Rehovot, Sunday in Hod Hasharon and at the Likud’s Tel Aviv branch, Monday at the Knesset, in Petah Tikva and in Givat Shmuel, Tuesday in Haifa and Modi’in, Wednesday at a Hanukka party he is hosting in Holon and Thursday in Jerusalem and Ashkelon.

Making it to all those events will be even more difficult for Hazan because his driver’s license was suspended for speeding two weeks ago when he was on his way to Eilat.

Six ministers and MKs will light candles at the Hod Hasharon event on Sunday and four at the Petah Tikva event on Monday. There is a Likud event with five ministers and MKs Monday in Moshav Zecharya, one with three MKs Monday in Tel Aviv, one with Transportation Minister Israel Katz Wednesday in Acre and one with four MKs in Haifa on Thursday.

The Likud is not the only party that will be celebrating the holiday with such events.

Yesh Atid will be holding lighting ceremonies with MKs and party activists Monday in Ma’alot-Tarshiha and Wednesday in Bat Yam.

Kulanu leader Moshe Kahlon will be lighting at a Border Police base in Jerusalem’s Old City Tuesday with soldiers who were wounded by terrorists. On Wednesday, all the party’s ministers and MKs will light at a Rishon Lezion synagogue with people who benefited from the party’s housing policies.

Meretz will be holding a Hanukka seminar for teenagers at Kibbutz Mishmar Ha’emek on “The Occupation and the Israel-Palestinian Conflict,” in which Meretz leader Zehava Gal-On will speak. She will also attend the interfaith Holiday of Holidays events taking place throughout Hanukka in Haifa’s Wadi Nisnas neighborhood and an event for Meretz activists on Monday in Yeroham.

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