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Capitol Menorah Lit In Chanukah Celebration

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Tennessee's tallest Menorah was lit Tuesday night by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey and Speaker of the House of Representatives Beth Harwell.

The celebration was held at the corner of Charlotte Avenue and Sixth Ave and included many local clergy members and community leaders from across the state.

"It is a holiday that enriches our lives with the light of tradition" said Rabbi Yitzchok Tiechtel, director of Chabad of Nashville. "In ancient times our ancestors rededicated the Temple in Jerusalem with the Menorah. Today, we rededicate ourselves to making this world a better and brighter place."

The Festival of Lights began on Saturday, December 8th and goes until Sunday December 16th. Local leaders said that the celebration of Chanukah propagates the universal message that ultimately good will prevail over evil, freedom over oppression, and light over darkness.

The Menorah at the Tennessee State Capitol stands 17 feet tall and is the tallest Menorah in the state.

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