A Chanukah message from the Prime Minister

November 28, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison sends a Chanukah greeting…

Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Chanukah is a significant and festive time for Jewish families everywhere, a moment to commemorate the miracle of the oil.

For 2,000 years the Jewish people have reminded themselves of this story of faith and freedom through the best of times and the very worst.

In the good times, it has reminded the Jewish people of their blessings and in the bad times, it sustained them.

By retelling the Chanukah story, Jewish Australians remind themselves that our commitment to freedom must be continually tended and renewed.

At home and abroad, Australia and Australians have always been a proud friend of the Jewish people.

As a free democratic people, we live in a land of peace and acceptance – a place where you are free to be whoever you want to be.

In our country, Jewish Australians have contributed mightily to our land and have lived out the call of Jeremiah to “pray for the people of the city for if it prospers so shall you prosper”.

As Australia’s Jewish community gathers over the eight days of Chanukah, may each of you be strengthened and refreshed by your faith – and give thanks for the freedom of our shared home.

Chanukah Sameach!


One Response to “A Chanukah message from the Prime Minister”
  1. Isabel Romero says:

    Proud of my Prime Minister Scott Morrison God bless him

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