Award to Mike Pence
The framed text “Al HaNisim” is written in the shape of a Menorah, a nine-lamp candelabrum, also known as a Chanukiah, which is used on the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. “Al HaNisim” is an addition to the daily prayer on Hanukkah. It starts off with a short thanks paragraph and then a paragraph describing the events that are celebrated, and praises God for delivering the victory of the Jewish people and the Maccabees over the Greeks in the year 139 B.C., where they freed the city of Jerusalem from the hands of the Greeks. Today, after President Trump re-affirming the city of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, this text is as significant today as it was then. This award is one-of-a-kind and was commissioned especially for Vice President Pence in the city of Jerusalem during the Festival of Lights and the Hanukkah holiday.