Dutch Christian Zionists to unveil ‘Europe’s largest menorah’


An artist's impression of the Hannukia scheduled to be placed at Nijkerk. Photo Credit: Christians for Israel

jta.org

Christian Zionists in the Netherlands are building what they believe will be Europe’s largest menorah as a Hanukkah gift to the country’s Jewish community.

The Hanukkah candelabrum, or hanukkiyah, will be approximately 36 feet tall and made out of metal, Sara van Oordt of the Netherlands headquarters of the Christians for Israel organization told JTA on Monday. It will be placed near the group’s offices in Nijkerk, 30 miles east of the Dutch capital.

“We think that this is a good way to show our support and solidarity for the Jewish community worldwide,” van Oordt said.

Shaped like a Star of David, the giant candelabrum will have nine branches running along its top beam. According to Christians for Israel, it will be both Europe’s largest hanukkyiah and its largest menorah.

It is scheduled to be inaugurated at Nijkerk on the eve of Hanukkah, Nov. 27, by Binyomin Jacobs, a chief rabbi of the Netherlands, who has agreed to light the first candle of Hanukkah at a public ceremony that is expected to draw several hundred people.

The hanukkiyah cost just over $30,000 to make and is currently being manufactured in Friesland in the northern Netherlands under the supervision of Arjen Lont, the Christian Zionist owner of a construction firm.

Lont, who also participated in the reconstruction of Jerusalem’s Montefiore windmill last year, has sponsored a part of the hanukkiyah’s cost, according to van Oordt.

“We did not approach Jewish or Israeli businesses and donors, only Christian ones, because this is supposed to be our gift to the Jewish people,” van Oordt said.

The five-ton hanukkiyah will be transported in several parts from Friesland to Nijkerk.

Jacobs told JTA that the Netherlands has several large menorahs and hanukkiyahs that became popular with local Jews and Christians about 10 years ago.

“Not everyone was enthusiastic at first, but they kept popping up,” he said. “It brings people who would not normally celebrate Hanukkah to partake and it shows the world in general that we, Jews, are also here and a part of this society.”

Large menorahs or hanukkiyahs can be found in 18 Dutch cities including Amsterdam, The Hague, Maastricht, Haarlem, Groningen and Rotterdam, Jacobs said.

  1. #1 by Blake on 11/08/2013 - 9:34

    Never mentioned israhell though.

  2. #2 by Max French on 11/08/2013 - 9:34

    Beastly.

  3. #3 by joop jansen on 11/08/2013 - 9:34

    Nice pole for my dog to piss against! Free Palestine! bloody christian zionists!

  4. #4 by joop jansen on 11/08/2013 - 9:34

    Nice pole for my dog to piss against! Free Palestine!

  5. #5 by John Edward Kendrick on 11/08/2013 - 9:34

    That one looks more creative than the one that sits, annually, in front of the White House as a symbol of conquest during holiday season: the so-called “National Menorah” which is dedicated by Obama’s Jewish White House Chief of Staff at a time when a nativity scene is illegal to place on Federal property.

    Reminds me of the Marines planting Old Glory atop Iwo Jima…a symbol of conquest.

  6. #6 by CK on 11/08/2013 - 9:34

    So it’s not just American Christians who are brain damaged. The so-called Star of David is a pagan symbol. I’m waiting for the Jews to erect Europe’s largest crucifix in gratitude for all the fawning.

  7. #7 by NLG on 11/08/2013 - 9:34

    Molech gets a bigger altar.

  8. #8 by Touchedthesky on 11/08/2013 - 9:34

    #5 John, I was think the same thing, except, like the menorah on the white house lawn, it’s like a Pirate’s Jolly Roger on a sinking ship.

  9. #9 by nooralhaqiqa on 11/08/2013 - 9:34

    Ya think the Jews might reciprocate with a crucifix somewhere public?

    Damn, Hagee has been making inroads in Europe it seems. I did not realize the soul-death was so prevalent in Europe… truly pathetic traitors these CZ fools.

  10. #10 by bigcree1That on 11/08/2013 - 9:34

    A sign of conquest. Please somebody take it down! We’re all sick & tired of these freaks.

  11. #11 by Todd Raine on 11/08/2013 - 9:34

    They do not remember Dutch East and West Indies then became British East and West Indies after the transfer of power toward the west? Do they mock loss of British rule in the “Indies” without the ability to recall they were once a power that was used by the same Talmudist? Problem I have with Christians, and I am one of them, is they do not read. Neither do they question. “Walk by faith, not by sight” is not great advice for a reasonable mind to make his stand. How carefully have Christians been taken off their path. So slightly in the beginning, but if you go straight from there, you end up far away from home and lost.

  12. #12 by mlo on 11/09/2013 - 9:34

    It brings people who would not normally celebrate Hanukkah to partake and it shows the world in general that we, Jews, are also here and a part of this society.”

    So u elect a monument to yourself to let everyone know that a bunch of dutch Jews with too much time and money live there. Great. Wonderful. The feel good story of the day.
    Bah.

  13. #13 by Guy Nicholls (@Crebolina) on 11/09/2013 - 9:34

    It looks GHASTLY!

    It could win the Turner Prize!

  14. #14 by James Easton on 11/09/2013 - 9:34

    WTF??!! I thought only Americans were stupid enough to be CZs!

  15. #15 by Dante Ardenz on 11/09/2013 - 9:34

    The Netherlands (Holland) has long been part of the Jews World system. The Jews operated from there,before conquering England under Cromwell. Their bankers backed the PURITAN MOVMENT,against the Catholic Church,and the traditional Church of England The Dutch Royal Family part of the Rothchild Empire. The Anabaptists have long been Zio Christains. We can all recall that sickening Corrie Tan Boom,who was the Schindler of the 70’s. She and her whole silly family were Christain Jew worshipers. This ‘Shield Of Rothchild’, is just anothere sympton of Hollands long running use by the Jews as pawns.

  16. #16 by Al on 11/10/2013 - 9:34

    This is not the sign of love or respect, this shows the sign of Jewish power, Lobby power and power of money all around the US and Europe… This is the same respect that Hitler had when he was at the pick of his power….

  17. #17 by JohnBoy on 11/12/2013 - 9:34

    I can put up with a swastika one helluva lot better than I can the star of molech. I don’t know why I get so frustrated. Theirs is coming & it’s not going to be very pretty…

  18. #18 by loukil on 11/14/2013 - 9:34

    what is that for to show let me put free palestine flag instead

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