Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hanukkah Blog 2011: Lighting the National Menorah

For those who like their menorahs on a slightly grander scale...

Yesterday we celebrated the start of Hannukah by going down to the National Mall in Washington DC to see the ceremonies for the first lighting of the National Menorah:

It was a beautiful, mild day, perfect for being outside in our nation's capitol.  The National Menorah looks great with the White House as a back drop.

The ceremonies included Jewish religious leaders, a student winner of a national essay contest on the meaning of Hannukah, and music provided by Jewish cantors backed up by a military band:

Here is the National Menorah up closer:

Happy Hannukah!

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