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Deputy Prime Minister’s Chanukah message

A message for Chanukah from the Deputy Prime Minister.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:

As the Jewish ‘Festival of Lights’ begins, I wish the community in the UK and across the world a happy and peaceful Chanukah.

Tonight families will gather to light the first candle on their Chanukkiah, reminding us of the great resilience of the Jewish people. The story of a small amount of oil burning brightly for eight days carries a powerful message of liberation from oppression and the importance of religious freedom.

That the Jewish community continues to go from strength to strength, is testament to your dynamism and the vibrancy of your culture and traditions.

Chanukah sameach to you all.

Published 20 December 2011