You’ll have to watch this video to understand exactly how the Nefesh B’Nefesh aliya (emigration to Israel) organisation left no stone unturned to produce this charming look at celebrating Chanucah in Israel.
A little more than four minutes long, it shows camel rides, Dead Sea frolics, shopping and as many (soggy!) doughnuts as a reasonable guy can eat in a mere eight days.
So, you’ve read my blurb – now watch the fun!
… And if you’re accustomed – like I was – to celebrating Chanucah in cheerless, cold, dank Britain – then you’re in for a delightful surprise.
The video does not lie: As I write on Sunday 14 November, the Israeli skies are still a cloudless perfect blue and temperatures are hitting the 80s.