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200 attend Menorah lighting with Lord Mayor outside one of Oxford's oldest colleges

Chabad of Oxford hosted its 12th annual giant Menorah lighting ceremony in celebration of the holiday of Chanukah on Broad Street in central Oxford in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor Alan Armitage, and other dignitaries and university fellows.

 

The 12Fft Menorah that is modelled on the Eiffel Tower Menorah in Paris stands each year outside one of Oxford’s oldest colleges Balliol College founded in 1263 and is noted by the City Council of Oxford as an annual tradition in this 900 year old city.

 

Rabbi Eli Brackman, director of Chabad of Oxford, addresses the 200 strong crowed on the theme of Chanukah as a holiday that celebrates the spirituality of Judaism that is commemorated by the lights and… Read More »

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