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Washington - Newsweek Reporter Interrogates AG Holder About Menorah

Published on: December 18, 2009 10:19 AM
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Newsweek Reporter Interrogates AG Holder About MenorahNewsweek Reporter Interrogates AG Holder About Menorah

Washington - Ace investigative reporter Michael Isikoff of Newsweek used his minute with Eric Holder at the Justice Department’s crowded holiday party last night to interrogate the Attorney General about the number of candles in the Hanukah menorah.

According to Isikoff, there should have been six, not five, candles in the menorah that was on display in the Attorney General’s conference room, along with other symbols of religious faiths. We were unable to hear Holder’s answer and may have to file a Freedom of Information Act request to get to the bottom of this issue.

In the Justice Department’s defense, there appears to be some disagreement about how many candles should have been lit.

Our friend Al Lengel, author of the law enforcement Web site Tickle the Wire, emailed us: “There were supposed to be 8 candles last night. 7 regular and one is called the shammus candles.. the first night you start out with 2.. the shammus candle is the one high candle. the rest are usually on the same level.”

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 Dec 18, 2009 at 11:11 AM Anonymous Says:

Halivay all 'news' stories should be this important!


 Dec 18, 2009 at 11:12 AM Anonymous Says:

Who cares how many was lit, is he making a bruche


 Dec 18, 2009 at 11:14 AM mottel Says:

The justice department is federally mandated to behave with absolute equality towards all people and things. No shammes candle shall be placed above the other candles


 Dec 18, 2009 at 11:19 AM webmom Says:

Oh that's right!!!!...Eric Holder is "frum"...Wow! Very nice! BTW if they mean Thursday night...yes, there were eight candles--7 for the 7th day and one for the "Shammash"...Happy Chanukah and a good new Chodesh to all!


 Dec 18, 2009 at 12:48 PM Anonymous Says:

naybe he hadnt lit yet that day for the night before. sheesh much ado about nothing really ppl. if only you scrutinized the bushies this much over the years the way you know suddenly are so interested to nit pick on every single detail of the obama admin. such a twisted double standard you have


 Dec 18, 2009 at 01:36 PM Shmilfke Says:

He doesn't hold like the mishna berura so it's all good


 Dec 19, 2009 at 09:08 AM Anonymous Says:

Do you expect anything lessw. They can't keep track of billions of dollars, and you expect them to count to eight! Then there is the new sheriff in town. Joe, he can't spell a 3 letter word, without using an s, a 3 letter word jobs! You get what you elect.


 Dec 21, 2009 at 02:48 AM Anonymous Says:

They were doing there part to lower their carbon monoxide footprint. Eco-Jews light one less candle every night of chanukah. It never entered their minds to drive one day less a week and decrease their CO footprint by a thousand times more than their pitiful 8 candle decrease.


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