Over 200 people hit Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh to attend the department chain’s first-ever Chanucah party, organised by Chabad. Store manager Gordon Drummond lit the shamash on Scotland’s tallest menorah, while student Simon Zafrany made the blessings. Guests enjoyed latkes and doughnuts, but the biggest treat had to be a rip-roaring performance of Maoz Tzur — played on the bagpipes, no less.
TUNE IN FOR TORAH
Nottingham University’s television station, NUTS, treated its viewers to a live Chanucah special on its Culture show. JSoc’s publicity officer Josh Rom played host as he interviewed committee members and gave an in-depth insight into the story behind the eight-day miracle. “It was a great privilege for me,” the aspiring Terry Wogan said.
A CHOUX-IN WINNER
Manchester’s Kumzits group got creative for Chanucah with a night of dreidl-making, singing and a dramatic doughnut eating competition. Contestants were tasked with eating a whole pastry without using their hands. Winner Dan Solomon revealed: “The trick is not to be afraid to get jam on your face.”
CLASH OF THE LATKES
Islington’s mayor, councillors and MP all joined Chabad on Sunday to watch the lighting of the outdoor Menorah. Hot cocoa and clowns kept the kids happy, while students got their fix later at the King’s Head Bar. Meanwhile, a cookery contest rumbled, with guests voting for their favourite latke. Hail the conqueror: Dagim’s Deli.
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