Budapest, 2017. december 12. Oberlander Báruch, a Budapesti Ortodox Rabbinátus és a Chabad-Lubavics irányzat magyarországi vezetõje és Nemes Jeles László filmrendezõ gyertyát gyújt a nyolcnapos zsidó vallási ünnep, a hanuka elsõ estéjén a budapesti Nyugati téren 2017. december 12-én. MTI Fotó: Illyés Tibor

The first candle for the Jewish holiday Hanukkah was lit at Budapest’s Nyugati Square on Tuesday evening.

“Hanukkah is the celebration of victory,” Slomó Köves, chief rabbi of the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation (EMIH), said.

“At Hanukkah we celebrate the triumph of light over darkness … miracle over nature, faith over doubt and truth over lie,” he said.

Köves said this year’s Hanukkah was also meant to celebrate the victory of justice in global politics, referring to US President Donald Trump’s announcement last week that the United States would recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

photos: MTI

Source: MTI

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.