Scott Morrison – Chanukah

November 26, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Chanukah is a promise.

Scott Morrison

A promise that even through the most difficult times, a light will keep shining.

The timelessness and wisdom of faith teach us there will inevitably be times of testing in life. Times when the light flickers and when we are called to draw from our resilience and strength.

Collectively and individually, we have shared such times in recent years.

This year, as the shadow of COVID-19 restrictions recedes, your celebration of Chanukah will reflect another aspect of Australia’s opening up.

Families and communities will gather, loved ones separated will be reunited, and all will feel the strength that comes from community and connection.

This year, we will witness again the lighting of the menorah in homes, synagogues, and in our public squares. It is a witness not only of faith, but of the free, open and liberal democratic multicultural people that is Australia.

The light of the Chanukah menorah is also an invitation to dedicate ourselves again to adding light and warmth to the lives of others. It is an invitation to one and all, to drive out the darkness of prejudice, injustice and hatred.

On this Chanukah, I express my deep gratitude to the Jewish people of Australia. You are a gift to our nation for you always see the reflection of the image of the God in others.

To the Jewish people of Australia — and around the world — Happy Chanukah!

Prime Minister, Scott Morrison


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