Lighting the menorah, keeping a promise

Knesset Speaker Edelstein lights Hanukkah candles with residents of Samaria town, fulfilling promise to visit 'on happier occasions.'

Arutz Sheva Staff,

The second night of Hanukkah in Talmon
The second night of Hanukkah in Talmon
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Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein (Likud) on Wednesday lit Hanukkah candles with Talmon residents.

Eight months ago, Edelstein visited the western Samaria town to pay condolences to the Taharlev family after their son Elhai was murdered in a ramming attack.

At the time, Talmon residents invited Edelstein to join them "on happier occasions," and Edelstein promised to do so.

In keeping with his promise, he arrived on the second night of Hanukkah to light the menorah with the Tzuf family, and to celebrate the holiday with Talmon's residents.

At the celebration, Rabbi Ohad Taharlev, Elhai's father, lit the Hanukkah candles and delivered a Torah speech.

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