2021-11-30 11:02:00

The anti-Covid restrictions on Hanukkah in Russia have been slightly relaxed

Moscow, November 30, Interfax - The celebration of Hanukkah is accompanied by less strict epidemic restrictions, since most celebrations traditionally take place on the street, said Alexander Boroda, President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia.

"It's a little easier to have anti-Covid restrictions, after all, it passes on the street. The main ignition (of candles) takes place in squares and streets of cities, or people light up at home," the rabbi explained on the Rossiya 24 TV channel.

According to him, events in synagogues also began to be attended "a little easier" thanks to QR codes and the opportunity to visit such places vaccinated.

Otherwise, Boroda noted, the holiday remained unchanged, the same lighting of candles and festive food as all two thousand years before.