Katrina menorah lit at White House Hanukkah event

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WASHINGTON (RNS) President Obama and some 500 notables celebrated the second of the Hanukkah’s eight nights on Thursday (Dec. 2) by lighting a menorah fished from the muck of a synagogue flooded by Hurricane Katrina. Describing the Hanukkah candles as tiny reminders of “the importance of faith and perseverance,” Obama told the festive crowd in […]

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