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Happy Hanukkah

Dec 20, 2011 | Blog

As our Jewish friends and neighbors in Florida and around the world prepare to light the menorah at sundown today, my wife Jeanette and I would like to send warm greetings and best wishes for this joyful eight-day celebration of radiant freedom.

The festival of lights commemorates the Jewish people’s perseverance over oppression and their pursuit of the sacred right to worship freely. May the burning candles inspire us to be a more compassionate society and serve as a symbol of hope to all those around the world without the freedom to worship freely and openly.

Hanukkah also offers all of us a chance to give thanks for the blessings of liberty and to honor America’s Jewish community, whose contributions to our society and culture have made us a stronger nation. As this year comes to a close, I would also like to thank the Jewish community for the honor of representing them and look forward to continue serving them and all Floridians here in the United States Senate.  

May God bless all of you, and may God bless the United States.