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Chabad lights up Prague


Chabad lights the Prague menorah before the Rudolfinum on Saturday, December 8, 2012. A year after the death of Vaclav Havel, the Jewish community celebrates Hanukah with Rabbi Barash and the giant Menorah. 

Hanukah celebrates the victory of good over evil and the freedom oppression. The rabbis relate the story of the ededication of the Temple after the revolt of the maccabbees against the Seleucid occupation. Five brothers with rag-tag rmy of followers fought harsh guerrilla battles against an overwhelming suprior army to free their land. When they returned to cleanse and rededicate the Temple at Jerusalem, they discovered only a single jug...