On the occasion of the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, together with representatives of the Jewish clergy of Ukraine, took part in the Hanukkah candle lighting ceremony.
Details: The meeting was attended by Meyer Stambler, chairman of the Council of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine; Rabbi Raphael Rutman, the deputy chairman of the Council of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine; and several chief rabbis of the cities.
Quote: "Chief Rabbi of Dnipro Shmuel Kaminetsky lit the large central candle of the hanukkiah and recited the blessing in Hebrew. After that, a single icon lamp was lit on the hanukkiah.
Shmuel Kaminetsky noted the significance of the Hanukkah holiday, which symbolizes the possibility of a miracle.
For his part, Volodymyr Zelenskyy congratulated the Jewish community on Hanukkah."
Quote from Zelenskyy: "This holiday is about the victory of the human spirit. And that's the most important. I wish all of you, us, and everyone who is always on the side of light, on the side of Ukraine and its people, on the side of life - Happy Hanukkah and victory."