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Giant Menorah with 400 Candles at Maaleh Adumim

Adults and youth at Maaleh Adumim used 400 candles to build a giant Menorah that could be seen from the highway to the Dead Sea.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 12/25/2011, 8:35 AM

Giant Menorah publicizes Miracle of Chanukah
Giant Menorah publicizes Miracle of Chanukah
Israel news courtesy of Jacob Richman

Adults and youth at Maaleh Adumim, east of Jerusalem, used 400 candles to build a giant Menorah that could be seen from the highway to the Dead Sea.

They created the “Chanukiyah” Wednesday night, the second evening of the eight-day festival. Former American Jacob Richman filmed the event.

The candles were lit on sand that was placed in bags on the side of a mountain, enabling it to be seen from the road leading from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, a unique way of fulfilling the mitzvah of publicizing the miracle of Chanukah.

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