Thursday, December 31, 2015

"Turkey-Israel dialogue works a 'miracle' for Istanbul Jews" - Al Monitor

"Turkey's Jews marked a milestone Dec. 13 with a public celebration of the Hanukkah Holiday,  said to be the first in the republic's history after decades ( 90+ years) of Hanukkahs marked behind closed doors in synagogues or homes. Members of the tiny community took to the streets for the ceremony, as the tradition requires, lighting thousands of candles at Istanbul’s Ortakoy Square."

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