Hundreds of Jews gathered at Prague’s main square on Tuesday to join in the Chanukah Menorah lighting ceremony organized by Rabbi Manis Barash, Head Shliach to the Czech Republic.
Jews from all walks of life joined local government officials, Israeli ambassador Daniel Merom and guest of honor Prime Minister-elect, Andrej Babis.
Babis, a businessman and entrepreune, has been the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic in December 2017. The media has been comparing him to another businessman-turned-politician, US President Donald Trump.
After the lighting the festivities continued in joyous dancing with Israeli singer Omer Tal, and continued in the beautiful Chabad center for a grand reception and celebration accompanied by the prime minister.