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Seventh Hanukkah Candle to Be Lit in Seven Nations Simultaneously

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Immigrants to Israel from seven countries will light Hanukkah candles Tuesday night simultaneously with Jews in seven other countries in a ceremony organized by the Ministry of Immigration and Absorption and The Jewish Agency for Israel.

The candle lighting in Israel will take place at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, where 300 young olim  from France, Ethiopia, the United States, Yemen, Latvia, Latin America, and the Bnei Menashe community of India will be joined by Jews lighting at the same time in Paris, London, Moscow, Kiev, Tashkent and Budapest.

The event will be broadcast live  here at 3:30 p.m. Israel time (8:30 a.m. EST).

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  1. Linda Rafkin says:

    wonderful that Jews in Israel and seven nations will simultaneously light the Hanukkah candle together. I feel this is so important to show the world that our presence and importance is a force to be reckoned with! What better way with a show of respect and love for our culture and holidays!

  2. Edward Lobel says:

    Great Idea, However, what country is Latin America?

  3. Theresa Lawrence says:

    Seven nations light the 7th candle!

  4. Bill Wingard says:

    Funny, I thought Chanukah ended this year back in November


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