The local shopping centre has come under fire for not attracting enough customers. It’s now undergoing a major redecoration in an attempt to become more popular with Malmö’s shoppers. Personally, I like it the way it is. In part because it’s so very modern—almost futuristically so. When I visited the centre yesterday, I was fascinated by the Christmas decoration they were doing. It’s so kitsch—in a good and queer sort of way.
The thing I like the best about Hanukkah is the lightening of the candles. The menorah is also the foremost and oldest symbol of Judaism—far older than the Star of David.
Seen in the image above are various menorahs, used for Hanukkah, taken from the 1906 Jewish Encyclopaedia, now in the public domain. The locations of the menorahs reflect their locations as of the publication of the Jewish Encyclopaedia and not their present locations.