Friday, 29 November 2013

Happy Hanukkah 2013

Hanukkah began last night. Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is a time of great festivity.  It is an eight-day Jewish observance that remembers the Jewish people's struggle for religious freedom.

This writer recalls once, when living in Sydney, coming across (with a friend) a singing, dancing, making-music group of Jewish young people in Martin Place.  They were Hasidic, I believe.  The merry making was in celebration of Hanukkah and the young  people caught my friend and I up in the festivity and dancing. A memorable interlude.


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