Obama marks Hanukka early at White House party

09.12.2011                      13.Kislev. 5772

Washington:

Obama marks Hanukka early at White House party

At event attended by rabbis, Jewish leaders, US president vows "unshakable support, commitment to the security of Israel".

US President Barack Obama held a Hannuka reception at the White House on Thursday, 12 days before the holiday actually begins.
Obama is scheduled to be on vacation in Hawaii on December 20 when Hannukah begins, prompting the early White House celebration. "We’re jumping the gun just a little bit. The way I see it, we’re just extending the holiday spirit. We're stretching it out. But we do have to be careful that your kids don’t start thinking Hanukka lasts 20 nights instead of eight. That will cause some problems", Obama jested….