President and First Lady Obama Extend Hanukkah Wishes

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
December 20, 2011
The National Menorah in Front of the White House

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.



West Virginia, USA
December 30, 2011

Dr.G in West Virginia writes:

Thank you, Hillary

December 30, 2011

W.W.W. writes:

Performing Miracles :

and happy hannukah, merry christmas and merry the night...

May god bless and keep you always

May your wishes all come true

May you always do for others

And let others do for you

May you build a ladder to the stars

And climb on every run

May you stay, forever young

May you stay forever young

May you grow up to be righteous

May you grow up to be true

May you always know the truth

And see the lights surrounding you

May you always be courageous

Stand upright and be strong

And may you stay forever young

Forever young, forever young

May you stay forever young

May your hands always be busy

May your feet always be swift

May you have a strong foundation

When the winds of changes shift

May your heart always be joyful

May your song always be sung

And may you stay forever young

Forever young, forever young

May you stay forever young


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