December 20, 2011
Obama sends Chanukah wishes
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama during a Chanukah reception at the White House on Dec. 8. Photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
President Obama wished Jews a joyous Chanukah.
The Chanukah story, he said in a message Tuesday, “reminds us to count our blessings, to honor the sacrifices of our ancestors, and to believe that through faith and determination we can work together to build a brighter, better world for generations to come.”
He closed by wishing the “Jewish community around the world” a “Chag Sameach,” Hebrew for joyous holiday.
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