A Czech Hanukiah to be lit at the White House

A hanukiah, or a traditional 9-branch candelabrum used during the Jewish festival Hanukah, from the collection of the Jewish Museum in Prague will be used by the American president at the White House this week. The rare hanukiah, originally from the town of Hrušov, was handed over by the Jewish Museum to the American embassy officials on Monday before being transported to the US. The museum lent another candelabrum to the White House for Hanukah also four years ago, upon the request of the first lady Michele Obama, who had visited the museum personally.

Author: Masha Volynsky