מידע כללי

31/12/2019

About 500,00 people visited the Western Wall during Hanukkah.

Tens of thousands of people came to the Western Wall everyday during Hanukkah, and especially during the daily main events of lighting the Menorah.

 


500,000 people visited the site, including many tourists and families from all around the country. The numbers peaked at the last day of Hanukkah, called Zot Hannukah, which is a day known to be dedicated to personal prayers, and people from around the world arrive at the Western Wall to pray.
According to the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, "this year saw one of the busiest Hannukahs in recent memory. It was exciting to see the People of Israel making the effort to come to Jerusalem even through the cold and rain, and light the Menorah candles in the closest place to where the miracle of Hanukkah happened."
Attached is a video that summarizes this Hannukah, for free use.
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Credit: The Western Wall Heritage Foundation.
 

*Zot Hanukkah is the last day of Hanukkah, in which you light the eighth and final candle on the Menorah. This day is known to be a special day for the acceptance of prayers and blessings.
** Zot Hanukkah, or "This is Hanukkah" is called after the Torah portion read on the day: "This was the dedication-offering of the altar, in the day when it was anointed" (Numbers 7, 84)
***The eighth day represents the supernatural, and has the potential of overcoming the material and allow the spirit to overcome it, just like the Maccabees did the Greeks 2200 years ago.