President Obama released the following statement on 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 a band of believers who rose up and freed their people, only to discover that the oil left in their desecrated temple -- which should have been enough for only one night -- ended up lasting for eight.
"It's a timeless story of right over might and faith over doubt -- one that has given hope to Jewish people everywhere for over 2,000 years. And tonight, as families and friends come together to light the menorah, it is a story that reminds us to count our blessings, to honor the sacrifices of our ancestors, and to believe that through faith and determination, we can work together to build a brighter, better world for generations to come.
"From our family to the Jewish Community around the world, Chag Sameach."
You can also find his statement here.