Photo Credit: U.S. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park
Hanukkah on the USS Harry S. Truman

U.S. Navy Lt. Zac Stang, the operations administrator and Jewish lay leader of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, reads from the Torah in celebration of the first night of Hanukkah in the chapel aboard the ship, under way in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications, Dec. 11, 2009.

You’ll note the inevitable bottle of Manischewitz in the foreground.

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The above picture was on file at the Pentagon image library. But I found a more cheerful version of the same event online.

Looks like some kind of a Jewish carryon case for all eventualities: a little sefer Torah, a menorah, some Manischewitz, kiddush cups, maybe a matzoth — whatever one may need to get through a year of service on a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.

Photo credit: U.S. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park
Photo credit: U.S. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park
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