Public Menorah Erected by Chabad in Budapest Gets Vandalized

A public Hanukkah menorah erected in downtown Budapest was vandalized.

The menorah, erected by Chabad, is located in the center of downtown Budapest, opposite the Western Railway station.

A branch of the menorah was forcibly broken off, Judit Papp, a Hungarian National Police spokesperson, told the Hungarian News Agency on Saturday. Police are searching for the unknown vandals, according to the spokesperson.

Chabad has erected a public menorah in Budapest every Hanukkah since the fall of communism in 1989. It is the first time that the public menorah has been damaged.

This story "Public Menorah Erected by Chabad in Budapest Gets Vandalized" was written by JTA.


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