This 2024 - Let's Win the Battle of Headlines
update desk

Traditional Hanukkah menorah placed in Western Wall Plaza—WATCH

Upcoming holiday ceremonies will be streamed live on the Western Wall Heritage Foundation's website and Facebook page.

The traditional menorah is placed in the Western Wall Plaza in preparation for Chanukah, Dec. 13, 2022. Credit: Western Wall Heritage Foundation.
The traditional menorah is placed in the Western Wall Plaza in preparation for Chanukah, Dec. 13, 2022. Credit: Western Wall Heritage Foundation.

The traditional menorah was placed in the Western Wall Plaza in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday in advance of the upcoming Hanukkah holiday.

The menorah stands over two meters tall, is nearly two meters wide and weighs about a ton.

The Hanukkah candles will be lit using olive oil and special weather-resistant utensils, allowing the menorah to remain burning throughout every night of the eight-day holiday.

The nightly ceremonies will be streamed live on the Western Wall Heritage Foundation’s website and Facebook page.

For the first time ever, the White House this year included a menorah in its annual Christmas decorations tradition.

The menorah was placed in Cross Hall, a broad hallway on the first floor of the White House, underneath a wreath. It is positioned between the portraits of presidents Jimmy Carter and Lyndon Johnson.

The menorah was constructed by the Executive Residence Carpentry Shop from wood leftover from the 1950s-era renovation during Harry Truman’s presidency.

You have read 3 articles this month.
Register to receive full access to JNS.

Just before you scroll on...

Israel is at war.

JNS is combating the stream of misinformation on Israel with real, honest and factual reporting. In order to deliver this in-depth, unbiased coverage of Israel and the Jewish world, we rely on readers like you.

The support you provide allows our journalists to deliver the truth, free from bias and hidden agendas. Can we count on your support?

Every contribution, big or small, helps JNS.org remain a trusted source of news you can rely on.

Become a part of our mission by donating today
Topics
Comments
Thank you. You are a loyal JNS Reader.
You have read more than 10 articles this month.
Please register for full access to continue reading and post comments.
Never miss a thing
Get the best stories faster with JNS breaking news updates