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Kremlin Lighting Kicks off Thousands of Chanukah Celebrations

December 30, 2008 12:15 PM
Thousands gathered outside the Kremlin for a traditional Chanukah menorah lighting in below-freezing weather presided over by Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar.
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After 17 years, the annual public menorah lighting outside the Kremlin has become a Chanukah tradition.
The event, attended by Moscow’s Mayor Yuri Luzhkov, kicked off more than 40 Chanukah events in Moscow and 2,000 gatherings across the Former Soviet Union.
After 17 years, the annual public menorah lighting outside the Kremlin has become a Chanukah tradition. The event, attended by Moscow’s Mayor Yuri Luzhkov, kicked off more than 40 Chanukah events in Moscow and 2,000 gatherings across the Former Soviet Union.

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