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Warsaw - Poland's President, Jewish Leaders Light Hanukkah Candles

Published on: December 9, 2018 08:00 PM
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A members of the Jewish community lights a  candle as Polish President Andrzej Duda, center, and wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda watch the ceremony celebrating Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, at the presidential palace in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)A members of the Jewish community lights a candle as Polish President Andrzej Duda, center, and wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda watch the ceremony celebrating Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, at the presidential palace in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Warsaw - Polish President Andrzej Duda and Jewish community members have lit a menorah at the Presidential Palace to jointly mark Hanukkah.

A part of democratic Poland’s tradition is highlighting the long history and role of the Jewish nation in Poland. Hanukkah candles are lit each year at the palace in Warsaw.

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Duda, former Israeli ambassador to Poland, Shevah Weiss, along with the leaders and young members of Warsaw’s Jewish community lit the marble-and-crystal menorah.

Accompanied by first lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda, the president told the gathering of a few dozen people that he was happy at the joint meeting of a “community of people who jointly build up the Polish society, who want to be together.”

Shevah Weiss, former Knesset Speaker, right, speaks with Polish President Andrzej Duda, left, during a candle lightning ceremony celebrating Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, at the presidential palace in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)Shevah Weiss, former Knesset Speaker, right, speaks with Polish President Andrzej Duda, left, during a candle lightning ceremony celebrating Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, at the presidential palace in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)


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