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After the attack: The Hanukkah menorah in the Polish Parliament burns again

After the attack: The Hanukkah menorah in the Polish Parliament burns again

Two days after the attack by a far-right member of parliament, candles were lit again on the Hanukkah menorah in the Polish Parliament building.

“This is not the first time in Polish and Jewish history that someone has tried to extinguish our light. But we will light candles again and again,” he said. Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich On Thursday at a ceremony attended by President Andrzej Duda.


MP Grzegorz Braun, from the far-right Confederaja party, held a meeting on Wednesday on the sidelines of a parliamentary session. The fire extinguisher extinguished the lights of the Jewish chandelier in the lobby. This act sparked outrage around the world.

Criminal charges for disrupting religious rituals


The parliamentary presidency filed a criminal complaint against Brown – Disrupting religious ritualsIn addition, he was excluded from the public hearing and sentenced to several months No diets and daily allowances. Parliament Speaker Simon Holonia said on Thursday that he expected prosecutors to request that Brown’s parliamentary immunity be lifted as soon as possible.


Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem after the anti-Greek uprising in 164 BC and the “Miracle of Light” of the lampstand burning for eight days. It continues until December 15 of this year.

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