First Hanukkah candle lit in Moscow
Russia kicked off celebration in honor of one of the main holidays of Judaism - Hanukkah. The first Hanukkah candle in Moscow was lit tonight at the Revolution Square with participation of Russia's Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar
On December 22, after sunset, Jews around the world began to celebrate one of the main national holidays - the eight-day holiday of light called Hanukkah - in honor of a miracle in the Jerusalem Temple, where, according to legend, the lamp light didn't go out for 8 days. Hanukkah is considered the brightest holiday, accompanied by feasts, songs and games.