Hanukah in Turkey

ALGEMEINER
First-Ever Public Menorah-Lighting Ceremony Held in Muslim-Majority Turkey
by Staff
December 14, 2015

It may be the only public menorah-lighting ceremony ever held in the Muslim world, and on Sunday night, hundreds of people gathered in Istanbul’s waterside Ortakoy neighborhood for an eighth-day-of-Hanukkah celebration. Musicians played Hanukkah songs, people sang and the head of Turkey’s modest Jewish community of about 17,000 was represented. The event was led by Turkish Jewish Community President Isaac Ibrahmizadeh, and was attended by the US and Spanish consuls general, as well as Turkish officials at the deputy level, a source in the Turkish Jewish community told The Algemeiner on MondayREAD MORE

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