A Menorah and a Christmas Tree

On Friday when I entered the lobby of a building, I saw a sight I had not seen before: a menorah. This was the first time I had seen the symbol for the Festival of Lights in public even though there are many Jews in the city who celebrate Hannukkah.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
A Menorah. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

I like that in this space, the symbols for both the Jewish and the Christian December traditions are on display. I admired the Christmas tree as I walked past it, aware of the shining lights from the menorah:

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
A Christmas tree. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

Seeing the menorah made me wonder why we do not see more on display during this time of year.

Have you seen a menorah on display in a public space?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

24 thoughts on “A Menorah and a Christmas Tree

  1. I think we’re going to see more as our society encourages everyone to celebrate the holiday proudly as they see fit. I, too, am surprised to not see those around. I live in Nashville–a fairly big city. But I don’t get out much!


  2. I see plenty of both, Colline. Living near a predominantly Jewish neighborhood, every year I see many menorah and a few homes lit up with blue and silver lights. The diversity is one of the reason I like living here.


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