A Very Brazilian Hanukkah
Have you ever wondered what it's like to celebrate Hanukkah in the southern hemisphere? According to Congregational leader Matheus Zandona Guimares (of Har Tzion Messianic Synagogue in Belo Horizonte, Brazil), it's a hot, humid, and rainy affair. Even though the atmosphere is different, there is so much that unites the global Jewish community in its celebration of this miraculous moment in our history.
Check out his recap of the festivities in his hometown:
Does your community's Hanukkah celebration diverge a bit from the "typical" American or Israeli approach? Tell us about it in the comments below.