Public Hanukkah menorah damaged in Budapest

BUDAPEST (JTA) — A public Hanukkah menorah erected in downtown Budapest was vandalized.

The menorah, erected by Chabad, is located in the center of downtown Budapest, opposite the Western Railway station.

A branch of the menorah was forcibly broken off, Judit Papp, a Hungarian National Police spokesperson, told the Hungarian News Agency on Saturday. Police are searching for the unknown vandals, according to the spokesperson,

Chabad has erected a public menorah in Budapest every Hanukkah since the fall of communism in 1989. It is the first time that the public menorah has been damaged.