Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Knesset to Host First-ever Hanukkah Event With Reform, Conservative Jews

Other alternative candle lightings in Israel include Jewish-Muslim celebration in Tel Aviv and interfaith event at old Jerusalem train station.

By Judy Maltz  for Haaretz

A first-of-its-kind Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony that will include representatives of the Conservative and Reform movements in Israel will be held at the Knesset this week.

The ceremony, to be held Tuesday afternoon in one of the main halls of the parliament, is the initiative of MK Michal Rozin (Meretz), head of the Knesset lobby for pluralism and civil equality. Among the candle-lighters will be men, women, religious and secular activists, as well as Ethiopian Jewish clergy. The event is meant to coincide with International Human Rights day, which falls this week.

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