WASHINGTON, DC–Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , known for his leadership role in spearheading a new healthcare reform bill, took time from his busy schedule Thursday morning to light a special Chanukah Menorah with Rabbi Chaim Cunin and a West Coast Chabad Lubavitch Nevada delegation.
US Senator John Ensign joined the lighting ceremony, which was the highlight of a Chanukah reception held at a breakfast in the Lyndon B. Johnson room in the US Capitol.
The Menorah, a symbol of light, hope and freedom, was presented with blessings to Senator Reid and the people of Nevada, inscribed with a quote from the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, that reads “The tallest candle on the menorah is the one that serves to kindle others.”
Senator Reid talked about the theme of Chanukah, and its message of hope and illumination. He thanked Chabad for the Menorah and for its public service in the community. Chabad’s delegation included Rabbi Chaim N. Cunin, Rabbi Yosef Cunin, and Rabbi Menachem Mendel Cunin of Reno, Nevada.