Belgium's largest menorah lights up the EU headquarter for ChanukahThursday, 06 December 2018 10:07
“Many religious holidays across the world are celebrated at home. I believe that what makes Chanukah so special is that it moves beyond the private space, sharing the light with everyone,” said Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.
Talking at a ceremony in the headquarters of the European Commission, he mentioned his meetings with the late Israeli president Shimon Peres and the current president Reuven Rivlin.
Each evening a light is added. “The EU shares the same values that are symbolised by the Chanukah lights,” Moedas said. This year’s celebration was also held in honour of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The event was organised by the Brussels-based European Jewish Community Centre in cooperation with the European Commission. The Chanukah lights will stay at Schuman Square until the last day of Chanukah on 10 December.
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