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VP Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff light Hanukkah menorah at home

20 3 20

US Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, lit candles for the first night of Hanukkah at the vice president’s residence in Washington on Sunday evening.

“From our family to yours, Happy Hanukkah,” tweeted Emhoff, who is Jewish, from his official “Second Gentleman” Twitter account, in a post that was then shared by Harris.

Earlier on Sunday, Emhoff attended the annual lighting ceremony of the National Menorah near the White House.

“Hanukkah is not just a holiday, it is a time for hope, freedom and love,” said Emhoff in his remarks at the ceremony. He wished the crowd a happy Hanukkah “on behalf of the president, the first lady, the vice president and myself.”

“American Jews and Jews worldwide have experienced and continue to experience hostility, discrimination and violence,” said Emhoff. “We must fight antisemitism and hate of every kind,........

© The Times of Israel

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