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May 28, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Jewish leaders thank PM Orbán for kosher food aid package

The Hungarian government has sent a kosher food aid package to a Jewish community in Belgrade to help their shortage in supplies during the coronavirus epidemic.

 

The Hungarian government has sent a kosher food aid package to a Jewish community in Belgrade to help their shortage in supplies during the coronavirus epidemic.

Rabbi Yehoshua Kaminetzky, of Belgrade’s Chabad-Lubavitch, Oberlander Baruch, president of the Budapest Orthodox Rabbinical Council, and György Szabó, a leader of Hungarian Jewish organisation MAZSÖK, thanked Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for the donation in a letter.

The community’s kosher food supplies ran out over the past months which made it difficult for them to practise religion. The leaders commended the Hungarian foreign ministry and the country’s embassy in Belgrade for their “vast efforts” in arranging the delivery of the consignment to the Serbian capital.

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