The National Hanukkah Menorah is lit by Rabbi Levi Shemtov (L), Rabbi Abraham Shemtov (R) and White House Director of Office of Management and Budget Jack Lew during a ceremony to mark the first night of Hanakkah in Washington December 1, 2010.
U.S. Ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy addresses the audience next to a Menorah in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, December 1, 2010, during a ceremony marking the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah. Reuters Pictures.
Leader of the Jewish Chabad Lubavicsi community, rabbi Baruch Oberlander (R) and Hungarian Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi (L) light a candle of a giant Menorah, a nine-branched candelabrum, on the first day of the Jewish festival of lights, Hanukkah, at Nyugati square in Budapest on December 1, 2010. Getty Images.
NAHAL OZ, ISRAEL - DECEMBER 01: In this handout photo provided by the Israeli Ministry of Defence, Israel's Ministry of Defence Minister, Ehud Barak (R) lights candles with Israeli soldiers to celebrate the Jewish Holiday of Hanukkah at a military base on December 01, 2010 near Nahal Oz, Israel. Getty Images.
The first candle of a five metres 'Menorah', a nine-branched candelabrum, is lit during the first day of the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah, in Bratislava on December 1, 2010.
Jewish men dance to celebrate Hanukkah at Manezhnaya square in central Moscow December 1, 2010. The Hanukkah holiday, or the Festival of Lights, is one of the most important Jewish holidays [Actually it is a minor non-biblical holiday-VB] and is celebrated by Jews worldwide. Reuters Pictures.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, top right, looks on as Rabbi Chaim Prus, center left hand only, director of Chabad House of Greater Boston, lights the center light on a 20-foot-high Hanukkah Menorah on the Boston Common, near the Statehouse, in Boston, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. AP Photo.
We will be displaying more photos of candle lighting throughout the holiday.