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Germany: Europe's largest Hanukkah menorah lights up Berlin02:42

Germany: Europe's largest Hanukkah menorah lights up Berlin

Germany, Berlin
December 27, 2016 at 21:10 GMT -00:00 · Published

Or Elyakim, whose mother was killed in the Christmas market truck attack in Berlin last week, lit four candles on Europe's largest Hanukkah menorah in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Tuesday.

Dozens of members of the Jewish community gathered on Pariser Platz in the heart of the German capital to witness the lighting of the 10 metre (32 foot) menorah and celebrate the fourth night of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights.

In his opening speech, Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal from the Jewish Community of Berlin said the city's ceremonial menorah lighting was a way "to bring light over darkness" after the attack in Berlin ahead of the holidays. After the ignition, participants of the festivities gathered next to the stage to dance to traditional Jewish music and eat Hanukkah cuisine, such as fried doughnuts.

Germany: Europe's largest Hanukkah menorah lights up Berlin02:42
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Or Elyakim, whose mother was killed in the Christmas market truck attack in Berlin last week, lit four candles on Europe's largest Hanukkah menorah in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Tuesday.

Dozens of members of the Jewish community gathered on Pariser Platz in the heart of the German capital to witness the lighting of the 10 metre (32 foot) menorah and celebrate the fourth night of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights.

In his opening speech, Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal from the Jewish Community of Berlin said the city's ceremonial menorah lighting was a way "to bring light over darkness" after the attack in Berlin ahead of the holidays. After the ignition, participants of the festivities gathered next to the stage to dance to traditional Jewish music and eat Hanukkah cuisine, such as fried doughnuts.

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