A Chanukah message from Anthony Albanese

December 10, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The Leader of the Opposition Anthony Albanese sends a Chanukah greeting…

Anthony Albanese

On behalf of the Australian Labor Party, I wish all members of Australia’s Jewish community a very happy Chanukah.

May your homes and synagogues be filled with the warm glow of your menorahs during this festival of light. We have all had to adapt to the realities of the coronavirus pandemic, yet even amid all this upheaval, Chanukah will stand tall as a striking expression of your faith and devotion.

It is a time of celebration and gratitude, a time of family and giving. Like so many Jewish holidays, it is also a time to reflect on a time when Jewish people faced not only persecution, but an existential threat just for being Jewish.

I send my deepest gratitude to the Australian Jewish community for the contribution you have made to the great Australian story that is our multicultural society.

You have played an integral role in shaping our nation into what it is today.

The pandemic means the nature of your celebrations will be different this year, I wish by this time next year, we’ll all be gathered together again in the glow of your menorahs.

Chag Urim Sameach.

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