Trump to host Hanukkah par­ties

The Jerusalem Post - - NEWS - • By MICHAEL WIL­NER Jerusalem Post Cor­re­spon­dent

WASH­ING­TON – Adding to a tra­di­tion set by his pre­de­ces­sor, Barack Obama, US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump will throw two Hanukkah par­ties this year, ac­cord­ing to a White House of­fi­cial.

The events will take place on De­cem­ber 5 in the af­ter­noon, and there will be “no dis­tinc­tion” be­tween the two. The pur­pose for two par­ties is sim­ply to ac­com­mo­date more guests, the of­fi­cial said.

Trump held a small Hanukkah re­cep­tion last year that in­cluded some of his most en­thu­si­as­tic donors. The events this year are likely to in­clude a wider net of Amer­i­can Jewish or­ga­ni­za­tions.

The pres­i­dent is ex­pected to de­liver speeches at both.

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