Europe’s Jews stand proud

‘Driving Out the Darkness’ Europe’s Jews defiantly celebrate Hanukkah
December 26, 2016

After the terrorist attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, the Jewish community cancelled plans for a public gathering at the city’s Brandenburg Gate to light the first Hanukkah candle at a large menorah erected there. But a new plan was formed: it was decided to hold a public event on each of the eight nights of Hanukkah. “It’s our way of driving out the darkness that is terrorism,” Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal of Berlin told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Rabbis across Europe, including France and the Netherlands, are doing the same–celebrating Hanukkah publicly–to show “an uplifting Jewish response to the wave of Islamist terrorism hitting the continent,” writes JTA. READ MORE

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