President Obama has released his annual Hanukkah greeting:
“Tonight, Jews in America, Israel, and around a universe come together to light a initial candle of a Festival of Lights.
“At a heart, Hanukkah is about a onslaught for probity in a face of strenuous obstacles. It’s a possibility to simulate on a delight of autocracy over tyranny, a rejecting of persecution, and on a miracles that can occur even in a darkest hours.
“It renews a joining as Americans — as people who live by faith and demur — to lead a approach and act as intractable advocates for a elemental grace of each tellurian being.
“During these 8 days, let us be desirous by a light that can overcome darkness. As we remember a Maccabees’ onslaught to giveaway a people from oppression, let us rededicate ourselves to being a engine of a miracles we seek.
“May a lights of a menorah lighten your home and comfortable your heart, and from my family to yours, Chag Sameach.”