In a Tunnel Beneath Jerusalem, Israeli Culture Minister Gives Obama a Lesson in History

Lighting the menorah wasn't much of a success, but the holiday event did inaugurate an ancient Roman road, even though it will take 15 more years for it to be fully excavated.

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Culture Minister Miri Regev’s coat caught fire, but the candles in the menorah didn’t — despite the best efforts of the chief rabbi and the mayor. All in all, Tuesday’s Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony in the...