This week it was announced that Israel will be returning to the moon, writes Michael Kuttner.

Following the first attempt which failed only at the last second it was decided that true to the country’s ethos of never giving up another attempt would be made as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, back here on earth we are preparing to celebrate Hanukkah, this year made more difficult by the virus pandemic.

However, as the Festival teaches us the Jewish People have never been daunted by overwhelming challenges. This short You Tube video sends an inspiring, yet timely, lesson for all of us no matter where we may be living.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN4m975mGos

As an added bonus sit back and enjoy this special pre-Hanukkah Global Celebration brought to you by the world renowned Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9GlSkjtPVA

Chag Hanukkah Sameach.

Michael Kuttner is a Jewish New Zealander who for many years was actively involved with various communal organisations connected to Judaism and Israel. He now lives in Israel. 

[This article was originally published on J-Wire and is reproduced here with permission from Michael Kuttner.]