Fallin hosts inaugural Hanukkah menorah lighting at Capitol
BY CARLA HINTON NewsOK.com
Saturday, December 08, 2012
12/08/12 at 4:56 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday became the first Oklahoma governor to host a Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremony at the state Capitol.
The menorah lighting ceremony in the Governor's Blue Room was held in conjunction with the Chabad Jewish Center of Oklahoma City.
Hanukkah, an eight-day holiday often called the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sundown Saturday.
"Although Chabad has partners all over the world bringing the universal message of Hanukkah, this is the first time a governor of Oklahoma has agreed to host a menorah lighting event," Ovadia Goldman, rabbi of the Oklahoma Chabad center, said Friday.
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Gov. Mary Fallin and Rabbi Ovadia Goldman light a menorah candle during a special ceremony celebrating the start of Hanukkah at the state Capitol on Friday. The ceremony was in conjunction with the Chabad Jewish Center of Oklahoma City. DAVID MCDANIEL/The Oklahoman