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Chanukah Canddes for Export to U.S. Are Consecrated in Jerusalem Ceremonies

A special ceremony consecrating Chanukah candles which will be exported to the United States took place at historic Mount Zion here today. Top officials of the Ministry of Religion and the Chief Rabbinate’s office participated in the rites.

In addition to the special Chanukah candles, Jerusalem will turn out for export to the United States candles for the Sabbath, for Havdalah–marking conclusion of the Sabbath–for weddings, death anniversaries, Bar Mitzvahs and other occasions.

Following today’s ceremonies at Mount Zion, a group of rabbis and religious leaders descended to a cave in the mountainside which is dedicated to the memory of the 6,000,000 Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis. Speical candles were lit in the cave.