US Vice President Biden to light ‘National Menorah’ in DC

December 10, 2014 07:42

35th-anual White House lighting of the Hanukka menorah to mark first night of holiday on December 16.

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A giant menorah outside the White House in Washington. (photo credit: REUTERS)

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will assist in the lighting this year of the Hanukka menorah on the ellipse in front of the White House.

Biden’s participation on December 16, the first night of the holiday, marks the 35th anniversary of the first lighting of the “National Menorah,” an event sponsored by American Friends of Lubavitch, the Washington office of the Chabad movement.

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It has become a tradition for Cabinet-level US officials to assist in the lighting.

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