Christmas in Israel

Hanukkah is also known as the "Festival of Lights" because in each synagogue, a holy lamp burns above Jewish scriptures. The light represents the strength of God. Hanukkah is celebrated by the lighting of a candle on the Menorah (candle holder), which holds nine candles. Eight candles represent the days the oil of the temple lamp lasted. The ninth candle, known as Shammes, is a helping candle. The Shammus is the first candle that is lit and is used to light the rest of the candles. The candles are lit just after the sun goes down. Families sing a Hanukkah song while watching the candles burn.Perth

Christmas in Israel

Christmas in Israel

 



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