(CBS Detroit) — To mark the Jewish vacation, Hanukkah, a large Menorah was lit in downtown Detroit.
The eleventh annual “Menorah within the D” occasion kicked off Sunday, which can also be when the vacation began.
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For the following eight days, a candle will likely be lit on the Menorah.
Huntington Woods native and journalist Danny Fenster helped gentle one of many eight candles through the vacation celebration on Sunday.
The 37-year-old was not too long ago freed after spending practically six months in jail in Myanmar. He was certainly one of greater than 100 journalists, media officers, and publishers who’ve been detained in Myanmar since its army ousted the elected authorities in February.
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Simply days earlier than he was launched, Fenster was sentenced to 11 years in jail with arduous labor.
“It wasn’t a theme I thought of earlier than the timing of my launch and the timing of this occasion, however I feel there’s that apparent reference to bringing gentle to darkness in journalism,” Fenster, who’s Jewish, informed the Detroit Free Press. “The issues that I used to be arrested for, being a part of the information group that’s making an attempt to make clear a really darkish regime, appears clearly resonant to me.”
“I can’t think about a greater neighborhood to come back dwelling to,” Fenster stated throughout a reception previous to Sunday’s menorah lighting. “And it’s simply made an already nice, joyful state of affairs much more joyful. Simply had lots of love and appreciation again dwelling right here in Detroit and Metro Detroit, within the Jewish neighborhood and the broader neighborhood. It’s simply been unbelievable.”
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