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An alternative menorah from the northern front

חנוכייה מאולתרת

* Translation by Yehoshua Siskin ([email protected])

“Shalom Sivan, Social media is flooded with pictures of giant menorahs — whether in the presence of hostage families, in Gaza, or in world capitals.

Among all these pictures, the menorah that inspired me the most was one that my nephew, serving in the IDF on the northern front, constructed. From the standpoint of Jewish law, perhaps he isn’t even required to light a menorah in these circumstances. And yet this alternative menorah, fashioned from a can of tuna and a can of pineapple pieces for the first night of Hanukkah, 5784, seems like a suitable improvisation in this situation...

Wishing much light and an abundance of good news for all of us,

Eti from Petah Tikva”


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