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You Have to Watch King Charles Dancing the Hora with Holocaust Survivors

King Charles III Visits JW3 Community Centre Ahead Of Chanukah

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If you had told me a year ago that I would be watching a video of the King of England dancing the hora in my lifetime, I would have been a little incredulous. And yet, yes, this is exactly what happened today, and it is truly glorious.

At a pre-Hanukkah event at JW3, a Jewish community center in London, the newly crowned King Charles III got on the dance floor, held hands with some Jewish fellow Brits and showed off his best dance moves.

While he was a bit confused by the logistics of the dance, His Royal Highness seemed to genuinely delight in the dance, smiling, laughing and chatting with others on the dance floor.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: King Charles III dances at a pre-Chanukah reception hosted on site for Holocaust survivors at the JW3 Community Centre on December 16, 2022 in London, England. Founded by Dame Vivien Duffield DBE, JW3 opened in October 2013 with a vision of a vibrant, diverse, unified British-Jewish community, inspired by and engaged with Jewish arts, culture, learning and life.

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He danced to “Oseh Shalom” and “To Life” from “Fiddler” — the classics.

And King Charles wasn’t dancing with just anyone: His dance partner was Eva Schloss, a Holocaust survivor who grew up in the same building as Anne Frank, where the two sometimes played. Schloss’ mother married Otto Frank after the war.

“He was sweet, he really took part, he seemed to enjoy it,” Schloss said. “He was very relaxed.”

We can totally see that. I think this may be my new favorite video of all times. Chag shameach, everyone!

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