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Chanukah ceremony draws crowd to Capitol rotunda

Rep. Hy Kloc, left, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, right, and Rabbi Mendel Lifschitz, center, after the lighting of a Chanukah menorah in the state Capitol rotunda on Tuesday evening
Rep. Hy Kloc, left, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, right, and Rabbi Mendel Lifschitz, center, after the lighting of a Chanukah menorah in the state Capitol rotunda on Tuesday evening

About 70 people gathered in the second-floor rotunda of the state Capitol this evening for a Chanukah menorah-lighting ceremony that included remarks from Boise Police Chief Bill Bones, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, state Treasurer Ron Crane, and state Rep. Hy Kloc, D-Boise, along with Chabad of Idaho Rabbi Mendel Lifschitz. "We are here celebrating our freedom, our faith, and ultimately our unity," Lifschitz told the crowd, which included Jews and non-Jews alike. "A little light expels a lot of darkness."

The ceremony included music and traditional Chanukah refreshments, including potato latkes with applesauce. 



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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