Hanukkah Jerusalem 2007 Hanukkah Jerusalem 2007

Left: Nice new Menorah at the Kotel. Looks familiar? It used to be part of a synagogue in Gush Katif…
Right: Hanukkah is… the festival of lights! Oh wait, that’s candle lighting at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Not the same thing.

Hanukkah Jerusalem 2007 Hanukkah Jerusalem 2007

A new survey held by the MAI estimated that Hanukkah 2007 will see only 17.5 million sufganiyot sold – a 4% drop from 2006, citing “the obvious health reasons”. The average Israeli is expected to consume about three sufganiyot during the holiday. Sales are expected to reach $14.04 million.

Hanukkah Jerusalem 2007 Hanukkah Jerusalem 2007

The MAI survey also revealed that 30% of the sufganiyot sold – some 6 million units – will be “fun-sized”, weighing in at 35 grams, as opposed to the 80 grams of its plumppier siblings… Hanukkah 2007 is expected to yield $1.17 million in candle sales – a 10% rise form last year.

Source: YNet

Hanukkah Jerusalem 2007 Hanukkah Jerusalem 2007

Hanukkah shopping and selling at the shuk – Machaneh yehuda, Jerusalem.

Hanukkah Jerusalem 2007 Hanukkah Jerusalem 2007

Menorah lighting at the Shuk with Chabad. Lighting the first “candle” honors were given to a random shuk dude who borrowed a Chabad Borsalino hat for the occasion. It went well with his white hoodie. Free warm sufganiyot were then distributed to all. Yay! Day one! Sorry you’re not here with me. I miss you and hope your Menorah lighting will be meaningful.

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  • I ate a goild foil wrapped coin with the seven-branched Temple Menorah on it and savored the sweetness of the victory over the material world. B”H.

  • I still think you’re a bad, bad man, ck, but chanukah sameach anyway.

    How were the sufganiyot?

  • How where the sufganiyot? They were awesome. They are going to kill me, but they were awesome!