Benedict XVI sits on a wooden chair under the shadow of the the menorah, a seven branched Jewish candelabra. He is awaiting permission to address the audience during his visit to the Cologne synagogue on August 19, 2005
Below, he passes a second menorah as he advances to the podium.
This is symbolic of the new direction regarding Judaism taken by the Conciliar Church that strayed from the Catholic Magisterium and Tradition.
Photos from the European Jewish Press, August 19, 2005