Once again the nation’s Mashbir department store chain has granted permission to Chabad to light Chanukah menoras in its 30 branches nationwide. Company owners Rami Shavit and Assaf Ben-Dov explain they always try to cooperate with Chabad, feeling a certain closeness to Jewish tradition.
The candle lighting will be done in the traditional large Chabad menoras, which play a vital role in spreading the word of the miracle and the essence of the holiday.
The two company leaders added that to them, Jewish tradition is important, as is their decision to close all stores on Shabbos. They further stated that during these difficult times, adding a bit of joy to the hearts of shoppers is extremely important and Chanukah provides such an opportunity for them.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)