Good News Friday – Shabbat Chanukah edition

It’s the 7th candle of Chanukah tonight, it’s also Rosh Chodesh Tevet today, and of course Shabbat begins tonight with a bit of a mad rush as we light the Chanukah candles before we light the Shabbat candles.

With all these special days in mind, I’m just going to post Chanukah-related stories instead of my usual news-related posts.

After the horrible UNSC Resolution President Reuven Rivlin visited Bet El (which to the UN’s horror is on the eastern side of the defunct Green Line) and lit candles in the yeshiva there:

President Reuven Rivlin lights candles in Bet El yeshiva

President Reuven Rivlin lights candles in Bet El yeshiva

This heart-warming article (h/t Reality) tells us that Jerusalem District policemen lit candles together with children of the Or Menachem charity, who are suffering from cancer. The police chief said that it is events like these which give him and his officers the strength to continue in their difficult daily jobs.

Jerusalem police light candles with Or Menachem

Jerusalem police light candles with Or Menachem

In another beautiful story, the IDF’s Kfir Brigade invited families bereaved by war and terrorism to participate in a candle lighting ceremony:

Bereaved families light candles with the Kfir Brigade

Bereaved families light candles with the Kfir Brigade

Here is the mind-boggling video of Hannukah celebrations in Bahrain of all places! How heart-warming to watch Arabs and Jews dancing together! 🙂

Chanukah in Jerusalem:

A Chanukah wish for my dear hubby 😀

And just to make sure you fully understand the immense miracle of Chanukah 😉

I wish you all Happy Chanukah, Chodesh Tov and Shabbat Shalom!

חג אורים שמח, חודש טוב ושבת שלום!

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6 Responses to Good News Friday – Shabbat Chanukah edition

  1. Reality says:

    Ha ha what a happy blog ! Just what we need after this weeks frustrating news.
    Happy Chanuka and Shabbat shalom

  2. Pingback: Good News Friday – Shabbat Chanukah edition – 24/6 Magazine

  3. Happy Hanukkah and Shabbat Shalom

  4. YJ Draiman says:

    “Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.”

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