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Romanian Jews celebrate Hanukkah – the Festival of Lights



Romanian Jews are soon to celebrate the Hanukkah – the Festival of Lights – at the Great Synagogue in Bucharest, with an extraordinary concert, with soprano Felicia Filip being invited to participate.
The Jewish Communities Federation of Romania (FCER) on Wednesday informed in a release quoted by Agerpres that among the guests invited to perform in the concert for Hanukkah will be: the Hazamir Chorus, sopranos Elena Dinca and Angela Stratulat and mezzo-soprano Claudia Caia, as well as the Klezmer Orchestra. In 2013, Hanukkah will start on November 28 to last till December 5. According to the Jewish calendar, we are now in the 5774th year since the Creation of the World, and Hanukkah, the same as always, will start on Kislev 25.
The FCER President, Deputy Aurel Vainer, showed in his message on this occasion that next year the 38 communities and 26 Jewish localities in Romania will ‘celebrate the Hanukkah in the famous synagogues in Tulcea and Oradea, now in a process of rebuilding, as well as in the Grand Choral Synagogue in Bucharest, where the rebuilding works are already completed.’
Jewish from all over the world celebrated the Hanukkah, also called ‘The Festival of Lights’, a celebration during which working and other activities are forbidden.

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