August 23, 2019

ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Forest Rain Marcia

“Tradition,” by Forest Rain Marcia

“Tradition dictates that Hanukkah candles be lit in a place that can be seen by the public. Outside of Israel, candles are normally lit within the home, often at a window. In Israel, many religious families use a hanukkiah that burns oil and place it in a special glass box outside their home. Weather cannot disturb the lights and everyone passing by can see them.

“The hanukkiah in this image was photographed outside an apartment building in Haifa, declaring a beautiful message: ‘A great miracle happened here, in this land, for my people, and I am free to declare it proudly for all to see!’” — Forest Rain Marcia