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2023-12-10T11:38:09.165Z

Highlights: The Conference of European Rabbis presented the prestigious Rabbi Lord Jacobovitz Prize to French President Emmanuel Macron on Hanukkah Sunday night. The prize was awarded to Macron by the President of the Conference. The Rabbi of France, Rabbi Chaim Corsia, lit the first candle of Chanukah. Also participating in the ceremony were France's ministers of foreign affairs and education. French President Macron has proven his steadfastness alongside French and European Jewry, said the Conference's President. The Conference ofEuropean Rabbis was established in 2011 by the Chief Rabbi and President of. the Conference, G.P. Goldschmidt.


President of the Conference of European Rabbis, H.P. Goldschmidt, who presented the prize at an impressive ceremony at the Elysee Palace


The Conference of European Rabbis awards the prestigious Rabbi Lord Jacobovitz Prize to French President Emmanuel Macron/Secretariat of the Conference of Sons of Europe

The Conference of European Rabbis presented the prestigious Rabbi Lord Jacobovitz Prize to French President Emmanuel Macron on Hanukkah Sunday night. The prize was awarded to Macron by the President of the Conference of European Rabbis, the Gaon Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, with the participation of the Rabbi of France and the Vice President of the Conference, Rabbi Chaim Corsia, in an impressive ceremony at the Elysee Palace.

In the special ceremony, attended by the Rabbi of Brussels and the representative of the Conference in the institutions of the European Union, Rabbi Avraham Gigi and the Rabbi of the French Gendarmerie, Rabbi Moshe Levin, Rabbi Dayanim, the presidents of the Consistory and the Krif, and the heads of Jewish organizations, the Rabbi of France, Rabbi Corsia lit the first candle of Chanukah. Also participating in the ceremony were France's ministers of foreign affairs and education.

The Conference of European Rabbis awards the prestigious Rabbi Lord Jacobovitz Prize to French President Emmanuel Macron/Secretariat of the Conference of Sons of Europe

Goldschmidt said at the ceremony that "President Macron has proven his steadfastness alongside French and European Jewry. Since taking office six years ago, we have seen President Macron's unwavering support for religious freedom and tolerance towards the Jewish community and his unwavering commitment to combating anti-Semitism in France – we appreciate your work and call on you to continue to commit to a prosperous future of Jewish life in France and Europe. It begins with maintaining the personal safety of the 440,000 Jews living in France who have faced a staggering level of anti-Semitism since the tragic events in Israel that occurred on Simchat Torah. It is vitally important that the French Republic, where so many Jews see it as home, is a leader in upholding the principles of emancipation and liberalism in its territory."

Goldschmidt expressed his appreciation for the conference to President Macron following his call for unity after the Hamas terror attacks and his support for the joint call by the presidents of the National Assembly and the Senate, both houses of the French parliament, to march against anti-Semitism on November 12, which was attended by 180,000 people and publicly supported Israel and the Jewish community.

The Conference of European Rabbis awards the prestigious Rabbi Lord Jacobovitz Prize to French President Emmanuel Macron/Secretariat of the Conference of Sons of Europe

The Conference of European Rabbis awards the prestigious Rabbi Lord Jacobovitz Prize to French President Emmanuel Macron/Secretariat of the Conference of Sons of Europe

The Rabbi Lord Jacobovitch Prize for European Jewry was established in 2011 by the Chief Rabbi and President of the Conference, G.P. Goldschmidt, and is awarded to leaders of countries and distinguished individuals who have demonstrated support for European Jewry and worked to maintain their personal safety, freedom of religion and the fight against anti-Semitism. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2013), King Felipe VI of Spain (2016), Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, and Antonio Tajani, former President of the European Parliament, Deputy Prime Minister of Italy and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy.

David Berger, in collaboration with Shova Israel

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