Trip Start Nov 13, 2006
81Trip End Oct 21, 2008
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represents spirituality in the darkness of mid winter.
In Israel in place of xmas trees, you can see big electric hannukias on the streets, and little candles in windows - even in the window of Mr Coffee Bean, the popluar hang out for residents at the Ra'anana MKSH.
At my evening ulpan (ivrit) class we took a break early to eat donuts (a popula hannuka food) and then were priveleged to witness what I can only describe as a cross between Eurovision and a primary school christmas play - The Hannuka show. Members from different classes got up on stage to sing songs and light the candles of the hannukia. All with terrible music in the background. It was nice to see people from round the world such as Tochio - the japanese student in our class - getting up on stage wearing a yamulka to join in.
The festival lasts 8 days, and yesterday was the MKSH Hannuka trip to the Negev.