Chanukah photography exhibit offers a window into Hasidic Jewish life


December 4, 2020

Agnieszka Traczewska

In the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Hanukkah menorahs are commonly lit outdoors.

When the Yiddish New York Festival kicks off on the first night of Chanukah, the coincidence of the weeklong celebration of Yiddish culture, food, music and dance with the Festival of Lights will be unmissable.

Aside from the traditional Chanukah staples of latkes and jelly doughnuts that will be on hand, one highlight of the festival at the 14th Street Y in Manhattan will be the remarkable photography display called "Chanukah in Mea Shearim (Jerusalem)."

The photos in the exhibit offer a window into Hasidic life in the strictly Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem, offering an intimate glimp...

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