TODAY   |  November 28, 2013

Hanukkah begins with national lighting ceremony

The ceremony ushering in the Festival of Lights, where the national menorah was lit, marked the beginning of the eight-day Jewish holiday.

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>>> a lighting ceremony at the national menorah marked the beginning of the national -- excuse me, the jewish festival , hanukkah, on wednesday night, also known as the festival of lights. it's an eight-day jewish holiday featuring the nine candles on the menorah. the first white house menorah lighting was in 1979 . president reagan latest dubbed it the national menorah.