Menorah lighting

The president hosted a ceremony to light a menorah the other day, this year in the Entrance Hall. They clearly do these lighting ceremonies in locations with tile floors to minimize the risk of the president a clumsy person burning down the mansion, but you would think the East Room would be a better place. Just put down a fire-resistant rug or something. In preparation for hosting the menorah lighting, they had the Kitchen kosherized again.

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5 thoughts on “Menorah lighting

  1. I’m so happy to see they moved the Menorah to the first floor, and they kosherized the kitchen (again). I have kosherized my kitchen for entertaining and it’s a lovely process. I wish I could have witnessed it.
    Anyway, Oooooh. Careful, now. That big bad candle might just set the WH aflame worse than it was in 1814.

  2. I’m so happy to see they moved the Menorah to the first floor, and they kosherized the kitchen (again). I have kosherized my kitchen for entertaining and it’s a lovely process. I wish I could have witnessed it.
    Anyway, Oooooh. Careful, now. That big bad candle might just set the WH aflame worse than it was in 1814.

  3. Perhaps the Jewish people would not be comfortable lighting the Menorah in the East Room with its Nativity scene. Looking at the photos, it looks to be a very nice event. Since the front door is primarily ceremonial, the Entrance Hall has become a room in its own right, as I have noted before.

  4. Becky– I’ve baptized my kitchen. And, at one point, I had to exorcise my exercise room.

    Dennis– Good point. Maybe it would help add a mohel to the scene. “Let’s see, there’s Melchior, Balthazar, Casper… and Dr. Fishman.”

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