How Chanukah was celebrated in Uzhgorod (PHOTOS)

This evening, on the occasion of the Jewish holiday Chanukah, a solemn ceremony of Menorah iflammation was held in Uzhgorod, on Yevhen Fentsyk square near the Transcarpathian Regional Philharmonic (former synagogue). This was reported by the press service of the City Council.

Uzhgorod Mayor Bohdan Andriyiv, Chief Rabbi of the Transcarpathian Regional Center Menachem Mendel, the director of the "Hesed Shpira" Charity Fund Mykhailo Galin, representatives of the Jewish community of Uzhgorod, etc. took part in the celebrations.

As you know, Chanukah is a Jewish feast of miracle, victory of good over evil. They started today, traditionally, with a common Hebrew prayer. Menachem Mendel told about this important day for Jewish community. Uzhgorod Mayor Bohdan Andriyiv also congratulated people on this holiday. Then. they lit up the central star on the six-meter-high menorah.

Jewish songs and dances were also performed at the celebrations.

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