Hanukkah Miracle? Jews and Muslims light Hanukkah candles together

In a sign of the already blossoming fruit of the Abraham Accords, Hanukkah candles were lit together by Jews and Muslims across the Gulf states and in Israel.

In Dubai, the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, was lit up to mark the Jewish holiday and a public candle lighting ceremony was held.

“The message behind Hanukkah is to spread light over darkness. And I see the UAE as the brightest light in this region,” said Rabbi Levi Duchman, who lives in the UAE, has been hosting Hanukkah in Dubai for the past six years.

Bahrain’s tiny Jewish community also celebrated candle lightings with government officials.

“The authorities here have welcomed us and said to the Jewish people who used to live here they are welcome to come back, if they choose. When they left for Israel they started their own lives,” Ebrahim Nonoo said.

In Israel, a delegation of influencers from both the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain joined in a candle lighting at the Western Wall.

“It is a Hanukah miracle to see the delegation from the UAE and Bahrain here with us participating in the Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony,” said Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, chief rabbi of the Western Wall. “Who would have believed that peace would come to our house in such a magnificent way?”

And in New York, Morocco’s Ambassador to the United Nations Omar Hilale planned to join his Israeli counterpart Gilad Erdan on Thursday to light the final Hanukkah candle, just a week after the two nations agreed to formalize relations. They would be joined virtually by several UN ambassadors, including from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain and moderated by Rabbi Yehuda Sarna of the Jewish Council of the Emirates.

1 view0 comments
Ebook 2.jpg

Get Ron's Book, "The Coming End-Time Awakening" FREE

When you Subscribe to Ron's emails from Israel.

Books

FHL copy 3.jpg

I've never read a book on leadership quite like this. Ron Cantor's approach is totally unique. This is not a book of pithy motivational poster quotes. Ron is honest and vulnerable.

- Daniel Kolenda
President, Christ for all Nations

Facebook

Short Bio

PROFILE v3.png

Shalom from Israel! I am Ron Cantor and this my blog. I am the GODTV Israel Regional Director host of the daily TV program, "Out of Zion". I also serve on the leadership team of a Hebrew-speaking, Spirit-filled congregation in Tel Aviv. We love Yeshua and we love Israel. Hope to see you here soon!

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

My Latest Video

Shelanu TV

Image by Josh Appel
eMailer-MAY20-ShelanuTV 2.png

"We reached 260,000 Israelis in just two weeks. With your help we can do this every week!"