I would like to publicly express my utmost appreciation and admiration for our esteemed governor, Jon Huntsman Jr. I cannot find the adequate words to express my gratitude to our governor and the first lady for opening their mansion to my community and myself to light the menorah on Dec. 4 in celebration of Hanukkah. Gov. and Mrs. Huntsman graced the event with their presence and that of some of their children in an act of true embracing of religious diversity. Every media outlet in Utah, including the Deseret Morning News, covered the event, except for the Salt Lake Tribune, unfortunately. How sad.

Rabbi Benny Zippel

Chabad Lubavitch of Utah

Salt Lake City