Hanukkah Lamps in the Streets of Bnei-Brak (Tel Aviv) #Hanukkiah

photographs by Nino Loss

“PIRSUMEI Nisa,” which translates to “publicizing the miracle,” is the guiding principle of many practices on Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, Hanukkah is a holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem after the Maccabean Revolt. During the eight days of Hanukkah, the ritual lighting of the menorah, a unique nine-branched candelabrum, is done to “publicize the miracle.” The miracle, according to tradition, happened after the Jews won against the Seleucid Empire. They needed to rededicate the Temple, but they found only one flask of kosher oil left for the menorah in the Temple, with just enough oil to burn for one day. But a miracle occurred and it burned for eight days, the time needed to prepare a fresh supply of kosher oil for the menorah. To make the miracle really public, some are of the opinion that the Hanukkah lamps must be on public display, visible to the passerby in the street. It so happens that these pictures of shining Hanukkah lamps in the streets of Bnei Brak, a suburb of Tel Aviv and a center of Ultra-Orthodox Judaism, are void of people, save the eyes of the viewer.

To make the miracle really public, some are of the opinion that the Hanukkah lamps must be on public display, visible to the passerby in the street. It so happens that these pictures of shining Hanukkah lamps are void of people, save the eyes of the viewer. All photos were taken in the streets of Bnei Brak, a suburb of Tel Aviv and a center of ultra-Orthodox Judaism.

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Courtyard of Abaye ve-Rava. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Dried flowers. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Lamppost. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Dark house. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Ground floor “mirpeset” (balcony). Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Green fence. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Parked car. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Side entrance. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Towards Ponevezh Yeshiva. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Dangling four. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Lit schul. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Shalom double 8. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Corridor. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Basement. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkiot in the streets of Bnei Brak, Israel
Level. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Downstairs. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Chofetz Chaim 9. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Gaslight. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Lifting. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
13. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Bicycles. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Faux-leather chair. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Paper. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Weil. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Yeshiva Marbeh Torah. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Red plastik. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel)

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Arbour. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel).

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Stairs. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel).

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Chofetz Chaim 3. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel).

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Open “trissim” (slats). Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel).

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Fluorescent radiance. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel).

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Milchik. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel).

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Bricks. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel).

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Doormat. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel).

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Two windows, a “mazgan” (air conditioning), corner of number 5, and five buggies. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel).

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Peek. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel).

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Chabad car on Rabbi Akiva. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel).

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Dreamy. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel).

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Eights. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel).

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Window. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel).

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Door crack. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel).

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Two floors. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel).

 

Hanukkah lamps "Hanukkiot" in Bnei Brak
Public. Hanukkah (Bnei Brak, Israel).

 

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  1. While I relaunched the website, I didn’t upload photographs that were not pertaining to cooking or food. But because I was asked about them, I’m putting them back up again. I hope you like them.

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