Bringing light to counter the darkness, an Israeli whose mother was recently killed by an ISIS terrorist in Berlin lit the Chanukah menorah at Brandenburg Gate.
An Israeli man whose mother was killed in the attack on a Berlin Christmas market lit a candle on a 10-meter (33-foot) menorah at the city’s Brandenburg Gate.
Elyakim’s father, Rami, was seriously injured.
Tuesday was the fourth night of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. The eight-night celebration commemorates the re-dedication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem in the second century BC after its desecration by a pagan ruler.
Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal of the Jewish Community of Berlin said the city’s ceremonial menorah-lighting in the presence of Christian, Jewish and Muslim representatives was a way “to bring light over darkness.”