Menorah Lighting Brightens Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate

A 32-foot menorah was lit at Berlin’s famous Brandenburg Gate, where the Nazis once marched and Jews now thrive. Numerous other menorahs were also placed around Germany’s capital city.

A 32-foot menorah was lit at Berlin’s famous Brandenburg Gate, where the Nazis once marched and Jews now thrive. Numerous other menorahs were also placed around Germany’s capital city.

The annual lighting, a tradition headed by Berlin shliach Rabbi Yehuda Teichtel since 2008, is seen as a symbol of the miracle of Chanukah and a sign of vibrant Judaism in Germany.

The menorah lighting took place in the presence of the Bundestag President Bärbel Bas, the leaders of all major German parties, and ambassadors. Also attending were representatives of many countries around the world, among them Israel, USA, UAE, Hungary, Poland, Spain and others.

Throughout Berlin, a total of 35 menorahs – more than ever before – will be set up in public places to be placed throughout Chanukah.

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