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!

Read more by or more about or .
This entry was posted in News.
Advert

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!

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarFormer Dem 27th May - 12:33pm
    @John Littler you can't be in both EFTA and the EU customs union.
  • User AvatarAndrew Tampion 27th May - 11:52am
    Going off on a slight tangent it seems to me that the mistake that most pro EU commentators make is the implicit assumption that all...
  • User AvatarAndrew Daer 27th May - 11:49am
    There is no average leave voter, but one substantial group includes those like Farage, who can't stand the idea that little countries like Belgium get...
  • User AvatarPeter Hirst 27th May - 10:45am
    I think the phrase, " if you're going there, I wouldn't start from here" is appropriate. We got off on the wrong foot. We should...
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 27th May - 10:27am
    @nvelope2003, You obviously don't read the Guardian! We are shortly due to fall off the economic cliff according to them! https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/10/brexit-cliff-edge-eu-hardline-thatcherism-uk-economy PS I wasn't being...
  • User Avatarexpats 27th May - 9:59am
    imon Shaw 26th May '18 - 9:58pm.....As I understand it someone on (say) 30K who has had a student loan will pay #450 a year...