Vince Cable’s message for Hanukkah

Here is Vince Cable’s message for Hanukkah.

As we usher in the long, dark nights of winter, so begins the Jewish festival of lights. Hanukkah is a celebration of one of the greatest miracles in the Jewish history and for more than two millennia, Jews everywhere have celebrated the wonder of the lamp that miraculously burned for 8 days.

The story of Hanukkah is a story of faith and hope even in the most difficult of circumstances. It is also a reminder of the strength and resilience of the Jewish community; a strength we continue to see, even today, in the continued fight against anti-Semitism, hate and discrimination.

Wishing you and your loved ones a joyous and peaceful Hanukkah. Chanukah Sameach!

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4 Comments

  • Helen Dudden 12th Dec '17 - 9:56am

    Thank you. Whatever you celebrate in the coming season, may I wish you the very best.

  • Happy Hanukkah.

    I was thinking about Hanukkah after reading your comments, Helen in this thread – https://www.libdemvoice.org/observations-of-an-ex-pat-adventures-in-israel-56075.html. Do you know when the events remembered at Hanukkah took place and why the Temple needed to be re-dedicated?

  • Helen Dudden 13th Dec '17 - 9:35pm

    Because…………then the miracle of a little oil going a long way. I don’t have to provide you with any answers. At this special time and other time. It’s a time to enjoy and be thankful for what I have.
    Now I don’t argue with you, I don’t need too.

  • @ Helen Dudden

    You are correct you don’t have to answer my questions or engage in a debate with anyone who comments on your comments. However engaging with people who post here is why I post here.

    The answer to my questions are – 165 BCE and because a Greek king called Antiochus IV Epiphanes had taken control of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem and dedicated it to Zeus a couple of years earlier. Hanukkah (חנכת) is Jewish for dedication!

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