THE TERMINATORSTEIN: Watach Arnold Schwarzenegger at Paris Chanukkiah lighting
Hollywood superstar and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday night took part in a public Hanukkah candle lighting ceremony at the feet of the Eiffel Tower, for the first night of the holiday.
Schwarzenegger, who is in Paris to take part in the international Climate Change Conference and advocate for renewable energy, said he was invited to the annual lighting of the 30-foot-tall menorah, which is organized by Chabad-Lubavitch.
The 68-year-old bodybuilder, actor, politician and staunch supporter of Israel told the crowd of roughly 6,000 people that his response to being invited was to say: “finally! Finally I’m getting invited again to go to a menorah lighting.”
He explained that “when I was governor of the state of California, every year at the capital in Sacramento…the day after the Christmas tree lighting we also did the menorah lighting.”
“The menorah to me means light. And
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