Hanukkah begins at sundown on Thursday, December 7th and ends at sundown on Friday, December 15th.
Image of Menorah from Billings Montana Gazette
A brief Hanukkah teaching:
According to our tradition, we light the Hanukkah menorah (Hanukkiyah) by a window as a symbolic gesture of spreading light to others. During times of increased danger (anti-semitism) the sages say that it is okay to place the menorah on a table away from a window. (Talmud Shabbat 21b:8)
Project Menorah is a grassroots movement that offers another way of addressing anti-semitism during Hanukkah, that allows Jews to proudly display the menorah in public view and at the same time encourages non-Jews to place an image of a menorah, along with their other holiday decorations, in their windows during the December holiday season in fellowship with Jewish friends and neighbors. It is a simple way to show support for the Jewish community.
Watch this short video on an inspirational story of how the Billings Montana Gazette printed 50,000 images of a menorah for people to put in their windows during the holiday season to help their town defeat acts of hatred against Jews.
Blessings of love and light,
Links to Hanukkah Music:
Illuminating (Maccabeats) – https://youtu.be/Kd_vS0IINIE?si=iFHAHPpnz9jyIN9J
Ocho Kandelikas (by Flory Jagoda) – https://youtu.be/0fHPK6CEN1k?si=KD0tbhJOCW3rqjlL
Hanukkah O Hanukkah – https://youtu.be/fcXj8Qt76mQ?si=sHA7lEqIDKrOnAqZ
Hanerot Hallalu (Warshawsky) – https://youtu.be/3WyMN4QIbbU?si=h85FAeRCZ0Xtr2f8
Dreidl Dreidl – https://youtu.be/WKreDYVWark?si=HxFvTfApj1-oxwSB
Love Surrounds You (Ross and Rondeau) – https://youtu.be/JwTsTUs0KIY?si=qXCb9M02WkWSh5cp