A Menorah in Martin Place

December 16, 2014 by Henry Benjamin
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A Sydney rabbi has placed a Menorah among the wreaths laid in Martin Place today.

The message on the Menorah

The message on the Menorah

 

Central Synagogue’s Rabbi Levi Wolff and his wife Chani made the trip from Bondi to the city and set his Menorah down among the large number of wreaths laid by th public.

Laying the Menorah amongst the flowers

Laying the Menorah amongst the flowers

They were swamped by media eager to understand the meaning of the Chanukeah and Rabbi Wolff explained t them the meaning of Chanukah and how this evening marks the beginning of the eight-day Festival of Lights.

Rabbi Wolff told J-Wire: “This Menorah delivers a special message from the Jewish community of Australia to the families of the victims of this tragedy and with it our hopes that on the day which marks the beginning of Chanukah the light of the Menorah will expel the darkness which descended on our country this week.”

Rabbi and Rebbitzin Levi and Chani Wolff

Rabbi and Rebbitzin Levi and Chani Wolff

 

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One Response to “A Menorah in Martin Place”
  1. David Adler says:

    Very nice gesture indeed. We all mourn the two innocent victims of this Islamic jihad.
    BUT we should not gloss over that Islam has in its teachings and ideology more anti-Semitism hatred than Hitler’s Mein Kamf as well as intolerance of others. Here’s just one example from hundreds:
    Surah 98.6
    The infidels (non-believers) among the People of the Book (Jews and Christians) and the pagans shall burn forever in the fire of Hell. They are the vilest of creatures.

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