Michael Mukasey, the U.S. attorney-general, will light the Chabad Lubavitch chanukiyyah on the Ellipse in front of the White House.
Mukasey, who is an Orthodox Jew, will light what has come to be known as the “national menorah” on Tuesday evening, the first night of Hanukah. The U.S. Marine Band will provide musical accompaniment.
The event is organized by American Friends of Lubavitch and will be broadcast on satellite radio and on the web. Information is available at http://nationalmenorah.org/.