Maccabi TA lights Hanukkah candles in reminiscence of North Macedonia’s Jews


The Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball membership lit Hanukah candles in reminiscence of the Jewish neighborhood of North Macedonia that was destroyed throughout the Holocaust as a part of its “1000 Menorahs” marketing campaign, in keeping with a press launch from the  Middle for Jewish Affect on Monday.

The marketing campaign was completed in coordination with the the Israeli Ministry of Overseas Affairs, the Bitula Monstir Neighborhood Heritage Affiliation and the Middle for Jewish Affect.

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Held as an occasion, the lighting of the candles was completed by the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball administration headed by Shimon Mizrahi, together with Tal Brody, Israeli Ambassador to North Macedonia Dan Orin, Robert Singer, head of the Jewish Affect Middle and Matti Greenberg, generally known as The “final Jewish child” born in North Macedonia. 

The main target of the occasion was on the significance of inclusion and help for teams in society, and the historical past of Macedonian Jewry, which was almost fully destroyed throughout the Holocaust. 

“I’m very enthusiastic about this occasion, in Israel everybody is aware of  what occurred within the Holocaust however there’s not sufficient consciousness of what occurred in North Macedonia, and subsequently there’s nice significance to such an occasion, which might convey the story of Macedonian Jews to international consciousness,” mentioned Shimon Mizrahi. 

“It’s clear that Maccabi and Zionism have all the time gone and can all the time go collectively, and the title Maccabi comes from this supply, all of it’s related to one another, and I’m proud that we’ve a connection to commemorate the Jews of North Macedonia along with the Jewish Affect Middle and the Ministry of Overseas Affairs,” Mizrahi added. 

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Israel’s Ambassador to North Macedonia additionally famous the significance of the occasion, saying that “Your entire Jewish neighborhood of Northern Macedonia was destroyed, and we march in her reminiscence yearly as a part of the March of Life. As a result of corona’s limitations we needed to cancel the parade and seemed for one more strategy to illuminate their reminiscence.”

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“There may be one Jew left, and there’s no one left to inform the story. Because it was unattainable to march this 12 months, we determined to commemorate their reminiscence with Hanukkah candles and we’re pleased in regards to the partnership with the Middle for Jewish Affect and with Maccabi Tel Aviv in basketball in doing so,” Orin mentioned. 



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