WASHINGTON (Dec. 11)
President Bush sent greetings Tuesday to Jews in the United States and around the world on the beginning of Chanukah.
“The story of abiding trust in the mercy and justice of the Almighty continues to be a source of inspiration to Jews around the world,” Bush said in his message.
The miracle of the lights illustrates that the power of the Lord can overcome what seem to be impossible obstacles and that working together to achieve common objectives can make the world a brighter place for all.”
Meanwhile, as it has done for over a decade the American Friends of Lubavitch lit the first candle on its 40-foot high menorah at the Ellipse near the White House.
There were latkes, donuts, singing and prize for children in the ceremony at what some are now calling the “national Chanukah menorah.”