Moscow, Russia. A general view of the Bolshoi Theatre and huge Hanuka Menorah during Hanukkah celebrations in Moscow, Russia, 26 December 2011. The members of Moscow’s Jewish Community gathered at the Revolution Square in the city to celebrate the Jewish Hanuka holiday. EPA.
Warsaw, Poland. Rabbi Shalom Ber Stambler, center, lights a candle on a large menorah in downtown Warsaw, to celebrate the Jewish festival of lights Hanukkah, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. Other person unidentified. AP Photo.
Charleroi, France. A rabin lights a 'Hanukkah menorah' prior to an Euroleague group C basketball match between club Spirou Charleroi and Maccabi Tel Aviv on December 22, 2011 in Charleroi. Getty Images.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper watches as Erich von Sass, 11, lights a Menorah to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah at the Jewish Community Centre in Calgary, Alberta, December 22, 2011. At right is Harper's wife, Laureen. Reuters.
Copenhagen, Denmark. After Chabad of Denmark's menorah was vandalised by a member of the 'Occupy Copenhagen' movement, Shliach Yitzi Loewenthal changed the location and put up a different Menorah. COLLive.com.
Berlin, Germany. Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal (3rd R) lights a giant menorah during a ceremony in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, December 20, 2011. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most important Jewish holidays [Actually it's a very minor holiday and would not get nearly as much attention if it occurred in February--VB] and is celebrated by Jews worldwide. Reuters
London, England. A menorah is lit on December 20, 2011 to mark the beginning of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah in Trafalgar Square in London. Getty Images.
Paris, France. The great Rabbin of France Gilles Bernheim (C) flanked by Israeli ambassador in France Yossi Gal, lights a menorah, a seven branched lampstand, during the celebration of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, on December 20, 2011 at the Champs de Mars in Paris. Getty Images.
Budapest, Hungary. Members of Hungary's Orthodox Jewish community dance on the street while celebrating the beginning of the Hanukkah Festival in downtown Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. The Hanukkah Festival, is also known as the eight days long Festival of Light, is commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in 165 BC at the time of the Maccabee rebellion. AP Photo.
Washington, DC. Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew, center, is assisted by Rabbi Levi Shemtov, left, and Rabbi Abraham Shemtov, right, as they light the National Hanukkah Menorah during a ceremony on The Ellipse in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 marking the first night of Hanukkah. AP Photo.
Jerusalem, Israel. Jewish seminary student Mayer Engel from Los Angeles, California, recites a prayer as he lights a candle for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood December 20, 2011. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most important Jewish holidays and is celebrated by Jews worldwide. Reuters (caption fail, again).
Boston, MA. Rabbi Rachmiel Liberman, left, and Mass. Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, right, light the center candle of an oversized menorah at the Statehouse, in Boston, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, during ceremonies to commemorate the beginning of the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. AP Photo.
Tel Aviv, Israel. Laser beams creating the image of a large lit Hanukkah menorah are projected on the Hiriya landfill, a former waste disposal site, now called the Ariel Sharon Park, near Tel Aviv, Israel, on the second eve of Hanukkah, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. The Jewish festival of light, an eight-day commemoration of the Jewish uprising in the second century B.C. against the Greek-Syrian kingdom, which had tried to put statues of Greek gods in the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, started Tuesday. AP Photo.
Jerusalem, Israel. A Palestinian man dressed-up in a Santa Claus costume waves as he stands in front of a Menorah erected at Jaffa Gate for the Jewish feast of Hanukkah in Jerusalem's Old City on December 21, 2011. Getty Images.