Saturday, August 08, 2020

Chanukah oil lamps burn brightly in a glass housing during a rainstorm in Jerusalem. (Credit: Yehoshua Halevi)

An oil menorah sheltered in a stone cubicle outside a home in Jerusalem’s Old City. (Credit: Yehoshua Halevi)

A wider variety of toppings and fillings has led to a surge in the doughnut’s popularity in Israel during Chanukah. (Credit: Yehoshua Halevi)

A resident of Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter lights a menorah. (Credit: Yehoshua Halevi)

A woman and child observe Chanukah lights aglow in the front window. (Credit: Yehoshua Halevi)


The glowing lights of the menorah must be displayed for all to see, according to the requirement of pirsumei nissa, publicizing the Chanukah miracle. Many Israelis keep boxes outside their homes for the sole purpose of displaying the menorah during Chanukah. Photographer Yehoshua HaLevi captured these dazzling photos in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, Mea She’arim, Geula and Nachla’ot.

By Yehoshua HaLevi/Israel 21c



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