Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Hanukkah from the Jesus in Love Blog!

"Pride Minyan" by נמר ערבות סיבירי (nmr 'erbvt sybyry) from Wikimedia Commons

A photo of a LGBT celebration of Hanukkah is posted here to honor the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights, which begins at sundown today (Dec. 20, 2011).

It shows an egalitarian orthodox LGBT congregation welcoming the sabbath (Kabalat Shabat) on the second Shabat of Hanukkah. One additional candle is lit each night on the nine-branched menorah to commemorate the battle for freedom that ended in reclaiming the Temple in Jerusalem.  Here a rainbow menorah sits on a rainbow flag symbolizing LGBT pride.

Happy Hanukkah!

Related link:

Eight Ways LGBT Families Can Deepen the Meaning of Chanukah by Rabbi Denise L. Eger

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