In preparation for the approaching Hanukkah holiday, the traditional menorah was set up in the Western Wall Plaza in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday.
The menorah is nearly two meters broad, more than two meters tall, and weighs a ton.
Using olive oil and unique weather-resistant utensils, the Hanukkah candles will be lit, enabling the menorah to continue lighting throughout each night of the eight-day festival.
The Western Wall Heritage Foundation’s website and Facebook page will broadcast the nightly rituals live.
This year, the White House broke tradition and added a menorah to its customary Christmas decorations.
On the first floor of the White House, the menorah was set up in Cross Hall beneath a wreath. Between the images of Presidents Jimmy Carter and Lyndon Johnson, it is located.
The Executive Residence Carpentry Shop built the menorah from wood leftover renovations in the 1950s under Harry Truman’s administration.