The Canada Post Hanukkah stamp features a geometric design of a Jewish Menorah, that symbolizes the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, following the victory of the Maccabean Revolt over the Greeks in the 2nd century BCE.
WATCH: King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa invites French Rabbi and French Imam to royal palace for interfaith meeting before lighting Hanukkah candles for the first time since the founding of the Jewish State.
Hannukah candles were lit Monday night in the Jewish synagogue in Bahrain’s capital for the first time since the founding of the state of Israel in 1948, Israel’sArutz 7 reported.
Rabbi Levin and Imam Hassan Chalghoumi light Hanukkah candles at the Manama synagogue in Bahrain – Screenshot
French Rabbi Moshe Levin of the Conference of European Rabbis (CER) along with French Imam Hassan Chalghoumi traveled to Bahrain under invitation from King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to join a special interfaith conference hosted at the the palace in Manama. Continue Reading »
WATCH: After getting call from Chief Rabbi of France, the Hollywood megastar who’s in Paris for the climate change conference, says at lighting, ‘the menorah means light. Light prevails darkness, good prevails evil.’
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Hollywood superstar and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday night took part in a public Hanukkah candle lighting ceremony at the feet of the Eiffel Tower, for the first night of the holiday.
Schwarzenegger, who is in Paris to take part in the international Climate Change Conference and advocate for renewable energy, said he was invited to the annual lighting of the 30-foot-tall menorah, which is organized by Chabad-Lubavitch. Continue Reading »
After a century of searching, archaeologists in Israel say they have found the remnants of the ancient Greek fortress used to fight the rebellion led by Judah Maccabee, that’s celebrated in the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.
BY Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff
Researchers have long debated the location of the Acra, built more than 2,000 years ago by Greek king Antiochus Epiphanes. Many asserted it stood in what is now the walled Old City, at spots like the Church of the Holy Sepulchre or by the hilltop where the two Jewish temples once towered.
The site in Jerusalem where the remnants of Acra have been found – Photo: AFP
After a century of searching, archaeologists say they have found the remnants of an ancient Greek fortress once a center of power in Jerusalem and a stronghold used to fight the rebellion celebrated in the Jewish holiday Hanukkah. Continue Reading »
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