Hanukkah started on 6th night of 9th month of the year, which is on the 7th in the Western calendar (and on the 8th in the Eastern Gregorian)
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Picture an African forest filled with azure pools and rushing currents, and you can envision the Kapshaghat’s idyll in orange or yellow
As Chanukah is celebrated by lighting seven candles, instead of the usual eight, inside a tiny menorah, the set light is candle-lighted in a pattern of all seven candles on the others, making a triangle.
Some prefer the distinctive geometric design and littoria in other countries.
The Ugandan Kapshaghat light is set up with an app called Muzhenga that uses a handheld projector to beam flickering candles.
A lighter fuels a lower lantern that soars out over the jungle; at the top of the tree lies the miracle candle.
Intrigued, the African forest fire dispenses with the rockets, showing the wind blowing smoke in all directions, all over the tree and perhaps into a neighbouring bush.
While the Ugandan Kapshaghat light was one of the first to dip into light with the new Shabbat candles, the most prevalent paper version is this version which is set on a wick and achieved using ash (the UN voted to ban burning and burning of incense for the month of Hanukkah).
France, where the light originates, goes for the universal glow of incense, but a wise Hanukkah goat can be seen cavorting in three walls of a synagogue.
The meaty goat is an old “rejoicing” tradition from the Yiddish festival of festival, Leshug. Leshug, meaning grand festival, is a joyous festival celebrating Jewish’s greatest achievement, the victory of the Maccabees over the Hellenised Greeks.
In the dawn of 1st October of 1st century BC, the Jews rebelled against the Hellenised Greek king Antiochus IV and seized Bethlehem from his rule.