PHOTO: Chanukah Menorah Lit at Dubai’s World Expo


Following last year’s historic menorah lighting at the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Chabad shliach Rabbi Levi Duchman this year lit a menorah adorning the Israeli pavilion at Dubai’s EXPO, the largest exhibition in the world. More than 2 million people have visited the Expo so far.

The hadlakas neiros was held with the attendance of the Israeli Consul in Dubai, Ilan Stolman, and Israel’s Foreign Ministry Commissioner at the Israeli pavilion at the Expo, Mr. Elazar Cohen.

Following the lighting, the story and message of Chanukah was detailed to those in attendance, and Chanukah songs were sung in honor of the special occasion.

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  1. What do you mean, who is it for? It’s for the tens of thousands of people who will visit the expo this week. Who else? Who is YOUR pirsumei nissa for? The gemara says it’s for the Tarmuda’im, the NOCHRIM who were usually the only ones in the street after sunset, and once they too have gone home you can put the lights out.