Raul Castro celebrates Hanukkah with Cuban Jews

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Cuban President Raul Castro celebrated Hanukkah on Sunday with the island’s tiny Jewish community, a heavily symbolic act at a time when his government is holding a Jewish-American subcontractor on suspicion of spying.

Neither Castro nor those assembled at Havana’s Shalom synagogue mentioned the name Alan Gross during the gathering, which was broadcast on the state-television newscast Sunday evening. But Gross’s one-year detention without charge was the elephant in the room.

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