|Rabbi Michael Schudrich lights the first candle.|
As Rabbi Schudrich said, Hanukah is a commemoration of one of the first fights for religious freedom- a fight won by the Maccabees over two thousand years ago. He stated the importance of freedom, not only of religion but of expression, and recalled that Poland itself fought a similar fight only twenty two years ago.
I'd like to wish all my Jewish readers a happy Hanukah. Wesołej Chanuki! Chag Hanukah Sameach!
|The Jewish Choir 'Tslil' sang a range of songs in hebrew, yiddish, and ladino|
|A variety of people showed up. In the background, note the Palace of Science and Culture, a Warsaw landmark.|
Portal for the Jewish Community in Poland:
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Official page for the Tslil Jewish Choir: