Menorah lit at Mt. Rushmore for last day of Hanukkah

Published: Dec. 19, 2017 at 8:30 PM MST
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Tuesday was the final night of Hanukkah -- and to commemorate the event, the Chabad Jewish Center of South Dakota held an event to light a Menorah at Mount Rushmore.

Hanukkah is an 8-day celebration in the Jewish religion -- the 8 days are meant to symbolize oil that should have only burned for one day but was able to burn for eight.

The chance to host the event at such a historic place as Mount Rushmore was an easy choice for those who helped to organize the event.

Chabad Rabbi Mendel Alperowitz says, " When our founding fathers established this great country they gave us all many opportunities including the freedom to practice religion. And I believe there is no better place to express that then at the Presidential memorial at Mt. Rushmore.

Former State Senator Stan Adelstein was on hand to light the kidling of the Central light on the Menorah.