If you were somewhere in this US Chanukah, more likely than the governor of the state you were attending for menorah lighting.
In the 46 years since the first community began menorah lit in front of Liberty in Philadelphia, the idea is spread throughout the country and around the world. With his message of religious freedom and freedom from fear and persecution, the menorah was organically fit for government offices in the United States.
In the 1982 letter, the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of truthful memory, he pointed out that the president in the capital of nations was facing the White House in violation of the ferns, as well as public officials in Manhattan, Albany, Philadelphia, Chicago and many other cities in the country. Union. T
“There is no need for any stronger evidence that there is Menorah Chanukah, and his universal message, which is very similar to the spirit of freedom and independence of this nation, ”wrote Rebbe,“ she has achieved a place not only in the life of the Jews, but also in the lives of the American people. ”
And 25 years after the death of Rebbe, the Chanukah campaign around the world that he founded grew and found fruitful land for his hopeful message. One indicator is how the public menorah is now prevalent than that more than half of the US states saw any one spell at a state state house or by a state governor.
The following is a summary of many of these events.
Menorah stood at Wesley Bolin Plaza, across the street from the Capitol State in Phoenix, who sent Conversation of Arizona. (Credit: Chabad of Arizona)
Gov. As Hutchinson (left) attended a Chabad-Lubavitch menorah lighting at Centennial Bank in West Little Rock. (Credit: Lubavitch Arkansas)
Holding Gov. Ron DeSantis and the First Lady Casey DeSantis Chanukah reception at the Governor’s mansion in Tallahassee. (Credit: Tallahassee Bus)
Chala-Lubavitch was made from Idaho spelling a huge menorah in the rotunda Capitol in Boise. At present Idaho was the Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, as well as other important people.
J. B. Pritzker joined the Chabad-Lubavitch rabbi to expose Illinois’s official state menorah on 17 December at James R. Thompson Center, where Illinois State government offices are.
A menorah was placed at the Indiana State Capitol in Indianapolis with Lubavitch from Indiana.
Gov. Laura Kelly (center) with Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel (left) for menorah lighting at the Capitol State in Topeka. (Credit: Jillian Fitzmorris)
Gov. Andy Beshear’s Chabad of Kentucky’s Chanukah Street party.
Chara of Baton Rouge was presented in a huge menorah in front of Louisiana State Capitol. (Credit: Chabad of Baton Rouge)
Gov. Janet Mills (third from left) into Chabad-Lubavitch dissidents into a giant meteorite lit outside her office in the State House in Augusta, Maine.
Gov. Tim Walz (third from left), First Lady Gwen Walz (third right) and Lieutenant S. Peggy Flanagan (second right) who joined Chabad-Lubavitch movers at the menorah lighting before the State Capitol in St. Helens t Paul, Minn.
I was illuminated by Capitol of Montana State in Helena by Chabad-Lubavitch dissidents to the state. The presenter, the second left, was Montana Lt Gov. Mike Cooney. (Credit: Dovid Lokshin)
While scheduled conflicts prevented capitol metro light this year, Gov. Pete Ricketts has tackled menorah previously Chabad lighting at the Capitol State in Lincoln, including last year (pictured). Gov. Ricketts post-Chanukah message delivered in January.
Gov. Steve Sisolak and Nevada Lady First Kathy Sisolak to the first responders to visit Chabad of Nevada Desert Torah Academy in Las Vegas, where they engaged in men-attracted-illuminated and in Chanukah festival. (Credit: Chabad of Southern Nevada)
TraCC Venue where the Jews were living lit with a huge menorah at the State House Plaza in Concord. (Credit: Jewish Living Center) t
Phil Phil Murphy joined more than 60 Chabad-Lubavitch prosecutors
a New Jersey state for a pre-Chanukah event at the New Jersey State
The Capital District Chambers at New York’s Capitol State in Albany had a strong presence over Chanukah, including the public menorah and the stand at the Empire State Plaza offering menorahs to government officials and tourists taking place in the area. .
Last year, Rabbi Lev Cotlar met from Raleigh Chabad and other representatives of Chabad in North Carolina with Gov. Roy Cooper and he put on a menorah.
Rabbi Yonah and Esti Grossman, who coordinates Chabad of North Dakota, sent a menorah in a Memorial Hall in the Capitol State in Bismarck. It was lit in a public ceremony attended by many of the North Dakota Jewish families.
Mike DeWine and First Lady Frances DeWine Chabad hosted rabbis from around Ohio states for the celebration of Chanukah and menorah lighting ceremony in the Government Mansion. In his views, DeWine remembered his father, Richard Lee DeWine, who helped to concentration the Dachau camp as a soldier in the US Army during the Second World War. (Credit: Moshe Sasonkin
Pennsylvania Sen John DiSantos and Rabbi Shmuel Pewzner of Chabad de Harrisburg spoke to Pennsylvania sailors in the East Wing Rotunda of Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, where a large crowd gathered with warm latkes and Chanukah songs. (Credit: Dan Gleiter)
Rabbi Mendel and Mussie Alperowitz began working with Kristi Noem, the First Gentleman Byron Noem and their families in South Dakota to light the menorah at the Lord Mayor of South Dakota.
Cat of Nashville has been the State’s menorah Capitol 17 feet placed by the State Capitol every year since 2003.
Gov. Greg Abbott joined the Summit of Texas at Capitol State Texas, hosted by Chabad of Austin.
Gov. Gary Herbert with Chabad Lubavitch of Utah for menorah lighting in the State Capitol in Salt Lake City.
Massive menorah was lit at Vermont State House in Montpelier.
Chabad of Madison sent a ferocious at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison.
Mark Gordon is celebrating pre-Chanukah in the State Capitol. (Credit: Scott Hughes)