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Gov.-elect Hogan lighting big Maryland menorah

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/gov-elect-hogan-lighting-big-maryland-menorah/2014/12/16/3876f03a-84fc-11e4-abcf-5a3d7b3b20b8_story.html

By Associated Press December 16

BALTIMORE — Gov.-elect Larry Hogan is helping Maryland’s Jewish community celebrate Hanukkah by lighting a 30-foot menorah in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

The Republican leader joins other dignitaries at the event Tuesday night in McKeldin Square.

The event also includes a parade.

Hanukkah is an eight-day festival that includes gift-giving, special foods and the lighting of a special candelabra, or menorah.

The ceremony was organized by the area’s Chabad Lubavitch (khah-BAHD’ LOO’-bah-vitch) community.

Hogan is of the Roman Catholic faith. He takes office Jan. 21.