Hanukkah 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel. 12th December, 2017. Members of Chabad Lubavitz, an Orthodox Jewish, Hasidic movement, host a traditional neighborhood lighting of the candles of the eight branched menorah on the first night of Hanukkah. Judaism celebrates the first of eight nights of Hanukkah, commemorating the 164 BCE rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem after its desecration by the ruling Seleucid (Syrian Greek) Kingdom.