Pascal Praud and you – Hanouka at the Élysée: “It’s sad to have a debate around this celebration”, regrets a listener

Gauthier Delomez

While Emmanuel Macron received the Chief Rabbi of France on Thursday evening at the Élysée, on the occasion of the award ceremony, a candle was lit in reference to the Jewish festival Hanouka. A useless controversy according to Paul, listener of the show “Pascal Praud et vous”, every day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Europe 1. Listen to the extract again. You can react at

A few weeks after Emmanuel Macron’s arrival at Pope Francis’ mass in Marseille, the oppositions, this time from the right and the left, once again point to a possible attack on secularism on Thursday evening. At the Élysée Palace, the Chief Rabbi of France Haïm Korsia lit a Hanouka candle, a traditional Jewish holiday, during the presentation of the Lord-Jakobovits prize. But for Paul, listener of the show Pascal Praud and you, there is no reason to cry scandal, given the current context. “I find it sad to have a debate around this celebration because the Jewish community is currently suffering from a lot of stigma and violence,” he regretted on Friday at Europe 1.

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