Moscow. 30 Dec. INTERFAX – the President of the Federation of Jewish communities of Russia Alexander Boroda congratulated the Russians happy New year.
“I wish everyone good health, happiness and well-being, of harmony with ourselves to all the difficulties and problems remain in the past year, and of course remember about the most important spiritual values – kindness, mercy and caring for the neighbor”, – the message reads A. Beard, quoted by his press service.
The head of the Federation of Jewish communities recalled that in Judaism, made to measure years according to the lunar calendar, and the Jewish community have noted the coming of the New year a few months ago.
“However, to meet the c family and the c family in the New year’s eve, share warm words and wishes – always was, is and will be one of the good traditions of all Russians, regardless of their nationality and religion”, – said A. Beard
He noted that this time the New year celebration coincided with the celebration of Hanukkah, “and, by combining efforts, we are trying to cover the world, be that source of light Hanukkah menorah or Christmas lights.”