Obama greets world’s Jews for Chanukah

Obama greets world’s Jews for Hanukka
Dec. 11, 2009
JPost.com Staff , THE JERUSALEM POST

“Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all who are celebrating Hanukka around the world,” US President Barack Obama said in a holiday greeting issued Friday, addressed to worldwide Jewry.

“The Hanukkah story of the Maccabees and the miracles they witnessed reminds us that faith and perseverance are powerful forces that can sustain us in difficult times and help us overcome even the greatest odds,” he said, seeking to remind Jews that even thousands of years later there was strength to be drawn from their religious texts.

“Hanukkah is not only a time to celebrate the faith and customs of the Jewish people, but for people of all faiths to celebrate the common aspirations we share,” he said.

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