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US President Barack Obama Issues a Statement for Hanukkah

President Barack Obama’s statement for Hanukkah:

Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Hanukkah around the world.

This Hanukkah season we remember the powerful story of the Maccabees who rose up to liberate their people from oppression. Upon discovering the desecration of their Temple, the believers found only enough oil to light the lamp for one night. And yet it lasted for eight.

Hanukkah is a time to celebrate the faith and customs of the Jewish people, but it is also an opportunity for people of all faiths to recognize the common aspirations we share. This holiday season, let us give thanks for the blessings we enjoy, and remain mindful of those who are suffering. And let us reaffirm our commitment to building a better, more complete world for all.

From our family to the Jewish Community around the world, Chag Sameach.

About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.


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13 Responses to “US President Barack Obama Issues a Statement for Hanukkah”

  1. Adam Michael Birkbeck says:

    What a massive hypocrite that jackass is!

  2. Arthur B. Levy says:

    If the commander in chief was pinnochio he would be a rhinoplasty physician’s best customer…

  3. Gil Gilman says:

    I can think of nothing more insincere than this posturing. On Israel Hayom I called this Blithering Bilge and Harridan Hogwash.

  4. Cherry Orly says:

    I am so glad that President Obama voiced his opinion in regard to the Jewish People. It is heart warming to hear that even not all the time we have a friend/friends which believe in us and wish us good.
    Thank you Mr. President and Mrs. First Lady. From Cherry Orly.

  5. Rc Fowler says:

    You are very naive–Barack and Michelle Obama hate Israel and their religious traditions!

  6. Rc Fowler says:

    Another incomplete puff piece from Malkah Fleisher.

  7. Esther Fleisher says:

    You are naive.

  8. Esther Fleisher says:

    I agree.

  9. Esther Fleisher says:

    Why doesn't the Jewish press have more articles telling the truth about Obama and his hatred for the Jewish people and Israel?

  10. Liad Bar-el says:

    You really do not understand Malkah's point of view in all of her articles. She is not taking a position for or against the article that she is writing about for it would constitute violating a Jewish principle called "Loshon Harah". Having myself worked for a number of years in the Hebrew University School of Law, I know that the students are trained to recognize and deal with both sides of an issue. Malkah Fleisher could have very well taken a stand to tear this whole issue into little pieces of trash and would have done a more complete job than anybody here but rather she left the matter up to you to decide on how you feel.

  11. That is his big thanks to American Jewry for voting him in for a second term. Interesting last line of his speech. Think about it.

  12. Gil Gilman says:

    I agree with Liad, but Obama’s comments were a slap in the face. I think it would have been better to leave the article unpublished. Let Reuters do the dirty work, that’s what they are fit for. Obama’s comments are so shallow that he thinks Chanukah is about lighting candles. Whatever common aspirations are shared between all religions, have nothing whatever to do with religion. The rest is a lecture to Israel to remember the child on the floor (Abbas) beating his little hands and ranting in the suffering of his tantrum. While forgetting the suffering of Israeli children living under the constant threat of one incendiary or another.

  13. It's heart warming that President Obama mentions our Holy Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. If only he would protect it now.

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