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December 10 - 26 Kislev 5773 - 3rd night of Hanukkah

‘Since Roman times, Jews have lived in what is now Hungary.  For several centuries Jews played an important role in the commerce of the country and rose to high positions.  But in the mid-14th century their position deteriorated and Jews were again the victims of persecution until late in the 18th century.  In 1867 legislation was introduced that emancipated the Jews and in 1896 the Jewish faith was legally recognized as equal to various Christian denominations. 


Today, as the largest Jewish community in central Europe, most Hungarian Jews live in the capital Budapest which has 20 active synagogues. 


The Hanukiya shaped as a bench bears a Hebrew inscription with the blessings for lighting the candles.’ – from World Jewish Congress

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Hanukkah Lamp, Joh. Marther Keirmayer

Austria-Hungary, late 18th century

Silver, repousse (low-relief metalworking technique hammered from reverse side) and engraved

Israel Museum, Jerusalem