The Politics of Hanukkah

The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal makers. While we're digging through these archives, we often come across amazing photos that we're...
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The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal makers. While we're digging through these archives, we often come across amazing photos that we're...

The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal makers. While we're digging through these archives, we often come across amazing photos that we're just dying to share. So, without further ado, here's the one image that stands out to us this week:

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Eliot Spitzer, the 54th Governor of New York, with Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the Emanu-El Synagogue in Manhattan. Happy Hanukkah! As we embark on the first days of the Jewish holiday, take a look back at the famed Emanu-El synagogue in Manhattan in 2006. Here Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Governor Eliot Spitzer take part in lighting a menorah on the first night of Hanukkah. The synagogue was the regular place of worship for both men who also celebrated the rededication, as well as a $25 million dollar restoration of the building that year. Emanu-El's history dates back to 1845, when the first Rabbi, Dr. Leo Merzbacher, lead a congregation of just 33 people.