Public Advocate's Statement On The Celebration Of Hanukkah

November 28th, 2021

Press Release

"Chag Hanukkah Sameach, Happy Hanukkah, to all in the Jewish community who begin celebrating this evening.

"Amid the challenges our city faces, unsure about the future, and as we confront rises in hate crimes and anti-Semitism, this holiday is a moment to recall and embody the message of Hanukkah, one of light over darkness, liberty over persecution, and the power of miracles. In finding the light – in ourselves, in our world, in the illumination of the menorah – we can overcome the greatest of challenges, the most daunting of obstacles."

"Hanukkah shows the power of perseverance, faith, and the miracles that those values make possible in our lives. As reflected in the letters on the dreidel, great miracles can happen here – and through our good works, we can make miracles happen in our lives and in our world."

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