Menorah lit at State House for Festival of Lights

By News Staff

Governor Raimondo lit a menorah in honor of the Festival of Lights Thursday night at the State House.

This is the fifth night of Chanukah, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the re-dedication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.

According to Jewish history, only one night of oil was found at the temple, but the lamp burned for eight days.

That acts as a source of hope for Jewish people, and it’s a spirit that the governor says she and her colleagues try to embrace.

“We work hard in this building here although we don’t always agree, but we do keep the best interests of the people in mind and certainly always try to do that with peace and love in our hearts. So God bless and all the best wishes for a happy Hanukkah.”

Chanukah is celebrated by the lighting of eight candles on a menorah for 8 straight nights every December and exchanging gifts with family and friends.

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