The Bnai Brith Moshe Dayan Golden Manorah Award to Benjamin Peng
The B’nai B’rith is the oldest and the most important Jewish association in the world. It is 170 years old.
It is an NGO represented at the United Nations Organization, the European Council, UNESCO, and the MERCOSUR. The numerous lodges of the B’nai B’rith (Sons of the Brith) have been created by some Free Masons. They have spread all over the USA, South America, Europe, Australia, and Israel- wherever Jewish communities exist.
Since 2003, the presentation of the Golden Menorahs has been considered as one of the ten most important events in the Jewish World. They distinguish courageous women and men who fought anti-Semitism.
During the 9th Golden Menorah that took place on January 29th, 2017, 7 Golden Menorahs were awarded to individuals.
The ceremony is held in the Nice Opera House. It is organized in partnership with the City of Nice and the honorary chairmanship of the Mayor of Nice. Civil, local, and religious authorities from all over the Riviera as well as a very large audience will be present. Here were this year’s 7 receivers:
Denis Coderre: Mayor of Montreal, Canada
Erri de Luca: Italian writer
François Orlandi: President departmental counselor in Upper Corsica
Pierre Jean Luciani: President departmental in Southern Corsica
Alexandra Laignel: Historian
Pascal Bruckner: French philosopher
And Benjamin Peng as an Israel Supporter from China.