Hanukkah,  Stateside

Hanukkah at the White House

A belated חנוכה שמח (Happy Hanukkah) to all who are marking the occasion.

Again President and Mrs. Obama hosted a candle-lighting at the White House– part of what I suppose a handful of our readers consider their ongoing effort (along with annual Passover seders) to disguise their enmity for the Jewish people.

As Obama noted, this year’s celebration was made special by the release from a Cuban prison of Alan Gross, a Jewish subcontractor for the Agency for International Development, who was arrested by Cuban authorities in 2009 after helping Cuba’s small Jewish community obtain Internet access.