Project Spotlight: Hanukkah Blessings for Israeli Soldiers

The Fellowship  |  December 22, 2020

Hanukkah cheer to IDF soldiers
Fellowship IDF Hospitality Vehicle bringing jelly doughnuts “sufganiyot” to IDF soldiers in the field to celebrate Hanukkah, male soldiers standing in front of branded logo truck, wearing uniforms and masks, holding doughnuts, face mask

Hanukkah came to an end last week, but we are thankful that we could provide some holiday cheer to Israel’s soldiers who tirelessly protect the nation of Israel. The Fellowship’s hospitality vehicles traveled to bases and outposts in northern and central Israel to deliver soldiers traditional Hanukkah treats, like jelly doughnuts or “sufganiyot.”

On Hanukkah, it is traditional to eat foods fried in oil in commemoration of the miracle of the menorah that happened during the rededication of the Temple. When the Jews reached the Temple, they only found one jar of olive oil, enough to keep the eternal flame of the menorah lit for one day. In faith, they lit the menorah, and miraculously, the flame lasted for eight nights until more pure oil could be found. And that is why Hanukkah is a season of light and miracles.

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