Envoy to Israel appointee David Friedman lights public Hanukkah menorah

 

 

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, lights a public Hanukkah menorah ceremony in New York Dec. 25. Credit: Three Starr Photography/Chabad.org.

(JNS.org) President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, participated in a Hanukkah lighting ceremony in New York Dec. 25, the second night of the holiday. 

Friedman, who is Orthodox, lit the Chabad of the Five Towns menorah in Cedarhurst Park, Long Island, marking the 15th year he has lit the public menorah as part of Chabad-Lubavitch’s worldwide Hanukkah celebration. The Chabad movement has more than 15,000 large public menorahs in more than 90 countries around the world, including in front of landmarks such as the White House, the Eiffel Tower and the Kremlin.

Posted on December 27, 2016 .