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jewish-1577208960720Invitation to celebrate Hanukkah at Norwich Messianic synagogue

Come and join the first night of Hanukkah at Adat Yeshua Messianic Synagogue on December 2 when there will be a short service followed by refreshments and doughnuts, a well-loved Hanukkah tradition.

Rabbi Binyamin Sheldrake said, "Hanukkah is the festival where we remember the time when the Jewish people, under the inspirational community leadership of a small dedicated group of fighters, overthrew the mighty army of a foreign empire that had threatened to engulf our little nation of Israel, remove the Temple worship and destroy our cultural traditions and identity."

"In the face of not only military aggression but also a subtle cultural assimilation, the people had to fight back. Against all the odds, humanly speaking, the Temple was rededicated and cleansed. According to tradition there was only enough oil prepared for one day's lighting in the newly rededicated Temple, yet miraculously it burned for 8 days while new oil could be made ready."

The annual remembrance of this historical event is normally firmly based in Jewish homes and synagogues around the world. Yet in recent years the lighting of the Hanukkiah (a central aspect of the nightly service during the 8 days) has been held in public and in cities around the globe.

During the evening, the Menorah will be lit with the first candle, there will be a short service and explanation of the festival, followed by refreshments and doughnuts (a well-loved Hanukkah tradition).

Adat Yeshua Messianic Synagogue, Essex Street, Norwich
Sunday 2nd December, 6pm to 7pm


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