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Vietnam’s Jews Take to the Great Outdoors

December 28, 2008 9:30 AM
The Jewish community in Vietnam’s largest municipality, Ho Chi Minh City, took their Chanukah festivities outside after last year’s party overflowed the confines of the local Chabad-Lubavitch center. An eclectic group of more than 100 locals, foreign businesspeople and backpackers came to the event in Saigon Park. The party, replete with dancing and a public menorah lighting, represented the first holiday celebration held outside the Chabad House directed by Rabbi Menachem and Rachel Hartman.
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Local businessman Asher Saddan kindles the Chanukah menorah.
Local businessman Asher Saddan kindles the Chanukah menorah.

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