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Crown Prince Alexander congratulates Serbian Jews on the occasion of Hanukkah

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia has extended his congratulations in connection with the Jewish Hanukkah holiday to the Serbian Jews. The congratulations were extended to the ambassador from Israel to Serbia, Mrs Alona Fisher-Kamm, as well as the Chief Rabbi of Serbia, Mr Isaac Asiel, and Dr Ruben Fuks, President of the Jewish Community Banja Luka. The message was also sent to other prominent representatives of the Jewish community in Serbia and published on the website of the Serbian Royal Family.

The message from His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander II of Serbia:

“It is a great pleasure for me to warmly congratulate to all the members of the Jewish community in Serbia Hanukkah, the great feast of the Light, which celebrates the restoration of the temple in Jerusalem all over the world. I wish you to spend this joyful holiday in happiness and peace, surrounded by your loved ones and giving presents to each other. I hope that the warmth and light with which the Hanukkah candles will light every home will also inspire all of us to be wholeheartedly committed to a better and more tolerant society».

Crown Prince Alexander, Crown Princess Katherine in the Blue Salon in the Royal Palace of Belgrade. Photo: © Royal Central.

The Serbian Royal Family has also initiated humanitarian work in Serbia. Last year the Serbian Crown Prince Couple held a series of charity events throughout Canada. In recognition of her charitable work, the Crown Princess received the Pope Francis Award for Charity and Leadership.

The Crown Princess has always done charitable work. During her interview with Royal Central this summer, the Crown Princess said: “I had parents that taught me the joy of giving, not the joy of taking. And they didn’t just tell me; they lived their life by giving. They prepared me for my role without knowing what my future would be. I was very young, and when you learn the joy of giving when you are young, you never forget it. I prayed to God for an opportunity to give of myself since that is happiness, and God gave me Alexander and a whole country. So when you pray, you have to make sure that is what you want.”

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.