Passengers flying this week out of O R Tambo International Airport, South Africa’s primary airport, were treated to a special taste of Chanukah.
The Bochrim of the Lubavitch Yeshivah of Pretoria headed by Rabbi Schurder, were on hand to light menorahs, give out doughnuts and to spread the light of Chanukah.
Passengers and airport staff were touched by the beautiful presence of the Chanukah Menorah.
One passenger flying to Israel remarked, “It is very inspiring to see Chanukah being celebrated publicly in such a far out place as South Africa.”
A large number of people lit menorahs, sang Chanukah songs and even had a doughnut before flying off to their destination.
This was the airport’s first time hosting a Chanukah function and it was as a result of co-operation between EL AL and Airports Company South Africa.