Celebrating the Festival of Lights, aka Hanukkah, somewhat privately over the past 8 days has been good for me. As a Christian, I enjoy the Jewish roots of Christianity, and how so many of the festivals and celebrations point directly to Christ the Messiah. A Seder meal at Passover points to Jesus and his final days, embodiment of the prophesies. The shedding of blood for atonement. The presentation of the perfect lamb. I won’t explain it all here. The organization Jews for Jesus has a nice brief article that highlights the largest points.
Thank you my Jewish friends for sharing with me, and offering tips for respectfully celebrating with you. I pray that my photographs and subtle celebration of the Festival of Lights was honorable.
[Scroll through the photo series below]