In the weeks since the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel, hate crimes and antisemitism have spiked across the world. During Hanukkah, the festival of lights, Jewish families light a candelabra known as a menorah every night for eight nights. As the first night of Hanukkah approaches, we want to hear from Jewish communities and families in the United States and across the world.
Do you feel safe placing such a visible and public-facing symbol of Jewish identity in your window this year amid a rise in antisemitic incidents? Or will you feel a renewed sense of pride when you light your menorah this year?
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