Chanukah Candle-Lighting – 5781 (2020)

Chanukah Candle-Lighting – 5781 (2020)

As in previous years, Chanukah candles will be lit every night of Chanukah at the Western Wall Plaza, the site closest to the where the miracle of the oil took place.

Presence at the candle-lighting ceremonies will be in accordance to Health Ministry regulations at the time.  Additional information will be published on the website as the holiday nears.

The candles will be lit in a magnificent menorah made of bronze which is over 2 meters high and about 2 meters wide, weighs one ton, and took about seven months to create.

The Chanukah candles will be lit according to mehadrin min hamehadrin tradition, with olive oil, in special holders that are wind and rain-proof so the menorah can stay lit throughout the night.

Chanukah 2020

First Night – Thursday, 24 Kislev – December 10, 2020 – 5:00 pm

Second Night – Friday, 25 Kislev – December 11, 2020 – 3:30 pm

Third Night – Saturday, 26 Kislev – December 12, 2020 – 7:00 pm

Fourth Night – Sunday, 27 Kislev – December 13, 2020 – 5:00 pm

Fifth Night – Monday, 28 Kislev – December 14, 2020 – 5:00 pm

Sixth Night – Tuesday, 29 Kislev – December 15, 2020 – 5:00 pm

Seventh Night – Wednesday, 1 Tevet – December 16, 2020 – 5:00 pm

Eighth Night – Thursday, 2 Tevet – December 17, 2020 – 5:00 pm

Today September 23, 2021

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Chanukah Candle-Lighting – 5781 (2020)

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Interesting Facts

The Western Wall Plaza hosts approximately 60,000 people. It symbolizes the Jewish link to Jerusalem and serves as the synagogue closest to the remains of both Holy Temples.
The Western Wall's visible stones tell of its history from the time of the Holy Temples' ruin. The original Herodian stones are distinct from the others in size and in their unique borders.
The building style of "grading" used when layering the Western Wall's stones, teaches us that the Temple Mount's walls were not perpendicular but marginally sloping.
Chanukah Candle-Lighting – 5781 (2020)

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Notice for Women's Section in Tunnels

The women's section in the Western Wall Tunnels closes on Fridays at 13:00 and opens again about 15 minutes before Shabbat begins.

Event Calendar

13 Tishri 5782
September 19, 2021
Bs”d Sukkot 5782 Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites
6 Tishri 5782
September 12, 2021
Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites This Shabbat, we

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