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PM Orbán Greets Jewish Community on Hanukkah

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.12.10.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has greeted the Hungarian Jewish community on the occasion of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, wishing them intimate celebrations despite the epidemic situation, his press chief said on Thursday.

“The holiday of candles lit for eight days has always symbolised hope in times of hopelessness, and showed the importance of miracles in times of hardship. In such trying times what we need most is to trust the all-encompassing power of faith and of joining forces,” Bertalan Havasi quoted Orbán as saying in a letter addressed to the community.

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Similarly to past years, Orbán’s letter was sent to heads of Hungarian Jewish organisations, Havasi said.

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