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Celebrating Hanukkah

Celebrating Hanukkah

The Jewish festival of Hanukkah usually occurs in December. It recalls the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem for Jewish worship, and involves the lighting of candles over eight days. Here, Dan Lewis and his grandchildren light the candles in his Karori home.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Religion-Jewish faith-03
Photograph by Ross Giblin

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Stephen Levine, 'Jews - 20th and 21st-century immigration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1816/celebrating-hanukkah (accessed 23 October 2017)

Story by Stephen Levine, published 8 Feb 2005