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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senators Harry Reid and John Ensign welcomed three rabbis from Chabad of Nevada to their weekly breakfast with constituents. Rabbi Mendel Cunin, Rabbi Chaim Cunin and Rabbi Yosef Cunin presented the senators with a menorah and invited them to light the Hanukkah candles.
“Nevada has one of the fastest growing Jewish populations in the country,” said Reid. “I am so pleased to welcome the rabbis and thank them for bringing with them the joy and light of the holiday season. Their prayers are a reminder to us of the hope we have, even in the darkness of difficult economic times.”
“Hanukkah speaks to the values long held by Jews and by Americans—faith and freedom of religion. It is also the ultimate story of light prevailing over dark. In this sometimes ‘dark’ atmosphere of Washington, D.C., the light of the menorah is welcomed and cherished,” Ensign said.
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