American Jewish DJ Nachum Segal will host a special Hanukkah broadcast and concert live from Paris.
On Dec. 9, the fourth night of Hanukkah, the host of “JM in the AM” will begin a live broadcast at 2 p.m. Eastern time.
It will be followed by “Let There Be Light: The Concert of Jewish Unity,” a musical performance at the Synagogue de la Victoire, or Grand Synagogue of Paris. Headliners will include Yehoram Gaon, OHAD and Uziah Tzadok.
The show is intended “to celebrate the lives of those living in France, and to honor the Jewish communities,” according to a news release.
Along with the Hanukkah connection, Dec. 9 was chosen because it is 11 months since the terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine and the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket, marking the end of the victims’ families saying the Mourner’s Kaddish.
In the wake of the Paris attacks of Nov. 13, the broadcast will be part of a solidarity trip by Segal and his crew to “commend the courage of Parisians, and to support those who stand proud and defiant,” according to the news release.
“The Nachum Segal Network is dedicated to actively promoting the message of Jewish unity in France and throughout Europe,” said Segal. “JM in the AM” is the network’s flagship show.
“European Jews, and now even more, Parisians, have been the subjects of countless attacks many times over the last few years. Our December 9 concert is going to help spread the message of solidarity and will help create, foster and sustain an atmosphere of community and strengthen the common bonds with the global Jewish community.”
On Dec. 9, Segal will be joined by Jewish leaders from Israel, Europe and the United States.