The chief Rabbi lit Chanukah vosmitsvetnyh in Revolution Square

© Photo : courtesy of the press service of chief Rabbi Roseipennis Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar lights the Chanukah vosmitsvetnyh at the Revolution square in MoscowThe chief Rabbi lit Chanukah vosmitsvetnyh in Revolution Square© Photo : courtesy of the press service of chief Rabbi of Russia

Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar led the ceremonial ignition of the festive hanumannagar vosmiklasnica at the Revolution Square in Moscow and wished the faithful to the days of Hanukkah was filled with fun, joy and happiness.

«We celebrate Hanukkah to commemorate the miracle that occurred with our ancestors, after a military victory over wanting to allinternal their invaders. Returning to the Temple, the Jews found only one jar of consecrated oil. Despite the fact that this amount of oil should be enough for a day, it miraculously burned for eight days in a row», — quotes the press-service of the word Berel Lazar.

According to him, during holidays, «we should try to think about how to help another person, to love our neighbor, to do everything possible to bring our world as much light as possible».

After the welcoming part, the main Rabbi of Russia said corresponding holiday blessings and lit the first candle hanumannagar lamp.
The evening continued with fireworks and cheerful dancing to traditional Jewish music. A got sweet doughnuts with jam (sufganiot), which, along with hanukia are another symbol of Hanukkah and are served to the table in every Jewish home during all days of the festival.

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