Monday, January 09, 2006


Menorah Lighting in Saddam's Palace

For the story behind this picture -- and more pictures -- read this. There's also more of the same here.)

In the meantime, enjoy! (I love that menorah -- or chanukkiya, as we Israelis call them. If I had to guess, it was jury-rigged for the occasion, out of whatever materials were on hand. Reminds me of the times I spent Chanukah in uniform, albeit under far gentler circumstances than that. And yes, I can't help thinking how Saddam would feel about all this! -- his former palace, with a menorah and a Christmas tree on display, side by side.)

In the words of the traditional Jewish prayer said on the first night of Chanukah (among other times):

...she-hecheyanu, ve-kiyyemanu, ve-higgiyyanu la-zman ha-zeh. Amen.

...[God] has kept us alive, and sustained us, and brought us forward to this day. Amen.


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