Obama Issues Chanukah Message in Hebrew


obama-jewishThe White House is facing complaints in Israel that its Chanukah party does not live up to the standards set by President Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush. But with Chanukah underway, President Obama has outdone Mr. Bush in at least one respect – he issued a Chanukah message in Hebrew.The English version, published here on Matzav.com on Erev Shabbos,┬ásends “warmest wishes to all who are celebrating Hanukkah around the world,” from Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle. It recalls the ancient story of the Maccabees as a reminder, the message says, that “that faith and perseverance are powerful forces that can sustain us in difficult times and help us overcome even the greatest odds.”

The Hebrew version can be found on the White House web site or by clicking here.

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