Thursday, 23 May 2019 - 18 of Iyyar, 5779

In Athens, Jewish community celebrates Pessach Seder at Greek Ministry

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The leadership of the Ministry that kindly offered the venue was represented by the Minister of Education, Kostas Gavroglou, and the Secretary General for Religious Affairs, George Kalantzis.

The Seder was also attended by Archimandrite Dionysios, representative of the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Ieronymos.

By Victor Eliezer

ATHENS—The Jewish community of Athens has organized the traditional Seder meal of Pessach, the Jewish holiday of Passover, at the Greek Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs.

The leadership of the Ministry that kindly offered the venue was represented by the Minister of Education, Kostas Gavroglou, and the Secretary General for Religious Affairs, George Kalantzis.

The Seder was also attended by Archimandrite Dionysios, representative of the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Ieronymos.

Approximately 350 members of the Athens Jewish Community, under the guidance of the Rabbi of Athens Gabriel Negrin, read and recited the Haggadah, the narration of the Exodus from Egypt, which is linked to the festivity of Pessach.

In his address to the participants, Minos Moissis, President of the Athens Jewish Community, said: “Pessach, which coincides with spring and the time of the rebirth of nature, is the narration of the struggle of a people fighting for freedom and dignity. We are here to proclaim that the struggle for freedom never ends. We are here to remember all people who fought or fight for their freedom, for their dignity”.

He also addressed wishes to all Christian fellow citizens for their great holyday of Resurrection and Hope.

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