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Hasidic Jewish Refugees From Ukraine Celebrate Hanukkah at Hungarian Shelter
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Hasidic Jewish Refugees From Ukraine Celebrate Hanukkah at Hungarian Shelter

BALATONOSZOD, Hungary (Reuters) - An elderly man in a community of Hasidic Jewish refugees from Ukraine lit the first candle of Hanukkah in their rescue shelter in Hungary, which is home to around 150 people on the shores of Lake Balaton.Saul Melamed, who first fled from Donetsk to Kyiv years before the Russian invasion, sang at the solemn candle lighting with families standing around as they celebrated their first Hanukkah away from their homeland."I think materially it is different here because in our home we had very beautiful Hanukkah of silver... but on the other hand here we have such a community, such a warm atmosphere of Hanukkah," Melamed said on Sunday, smiling."I'm still hoping to go back to Ukraine, I can't be as optimistic as to say that it will end till the next summer, it...