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Sacramento, CA - Gov. Schwarzenegger Enjoys Chasidic Dance at Capitol Lighting

Published on: December 16, 2009 03:08 PM
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The governor participates in a Chasidic dance during the Chanukah celebration.The governor participates in a Chasidic dance during the Chanukah celebration.

Sacramento, CA - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger showed off his Chasidic dance moves during a Chanukah menorah lighting ceremony sponsored by Chabad-Lubavitch of Sacramento and attended by local Jewish community leaders.

“As we light this menorah today, I encourage all Californians to reflect on its message of light, hope and freedom, and to share that message to others,” Schwarzenegger said at the 16th annual Capitol Menorah Lighting. “Especially in these difficult times, it is important that this season be one of thankfulness for what we do have, and marked by generosity for those who are less fortunate.”

This year, guests at the Sacramento celebration participated in a “reverse toy drive” sponsored by Disney. The governor passed gifts out during the ceremony, and Chabad of California asked that attendees give the toys to children in need.

Schwarzenegger also took the opportunity to dance with several of the guests as Chasidic music filled the Capitol hall.


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 Dec 16, 2009 at 03:20 PM Anonymous Says:

Only in America! Try getting a "choiloni" mayor in Israel to participate in chanuka celebration...

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 Dec 16, 2009 at 03:22 PM Anonymous Says:

he's come a long way since his days as an Austiran body builder.
now if only more republicans were more like him. halivay.

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 Dec 16, 2009 at 03:45 PM Izzy Says:

Keep up the good work Chabad!

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 Dec 16, 2009 at 03:46 PM Anonymous Says:

politicians will do anything for votes

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 Dec 16, 2009 at 05:21 PM come on Says:

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Anonymous Says:

politicians will do anything for votes

Cut it. Even if it is for votes, not all of them dance & show such love & respect. So he deserves credit.

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 Dec 16, 2009 at 04:44 PM Anonymous Says:

Please, why do Jews get so excited when Non Jewish politicians throw them some crumbs. Give me a break!

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 Dec 16, 2009 at 04:55 PM moe Says:

well it was raining so the gov. said to do it indoors
very nice of him
keep up the good work rabbi cohen

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 Dec 16, 2009 at 05:52 PM Anonymous Says:

The baal shem tov would be proud. This is just what he meant with the varemkeit of chassidus--dancing with goyim.

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 Dec 16, 2009 at 06:42 PM Chaim Braun Says:

Nu nu,
I do think that after all he is doing a good job and is a suporter of israel!
good for him

Happy and freilachen hanuka!

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 Dec 16, 2009 at 06:35 PM boro parker Says:

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Anonymous Says:

politicians will do anything for votes

I think he is not running for re-election

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 Dec 16, 2009 at 11:10 PM ella Says:

It never ceases to amaze me that whenever something positive is reported ,there is inevitably a range of negative comments.Those people should get a life!
Chanuka Sameach

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 Dec 17, 2009 at 05:27 AM Anonymous Says:

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ella Says:

It never ceases to amaze me that whenever something positive is reported ,there is inevitably a range of negative comments.Those people should get a life!
Chanuka Sameach

Shouldn't you be too busy in your life to post negative comments about people who express rhe opinion that this is NOT "something positive"?

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 Dec 16, 2009 at 11:46 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

The baal shem tov would be proud. This is just what he meant with the varemkeit of chassidus--dancing with goyim.

Reb zushe m'anipoli and Reb Elimelech of Lizensk also danced with goyim.

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 Dec 17, 2009 at 11:51 AM Chaim Says:

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Anonymous Says:

politicians will do anything for votes

He has already indicated that he is not running again - so no need for votes. You were motzi shame ra

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 Dec 17, 2009 at 01:34 PM anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

he's come a long way since his days as an Austiran body builder.
now if only more republicans were more like him. halivay.

He was an Austrian bodybuilder and I know the area from where he comes [Steiermark] not particularly philosemitic and he is an astutue., moderate politician and friendly to Jews quite an accomplishment considering his background

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