DNC Statement on Hanukkah
December 2, 2018
DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:
“Tonight, millions of Jewish families in America, Israel, and around the world will light their menorahs to celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah. The story of Hanukkah is one of perseverance in the face of persecution. It’s a testament to the strength of the Jewish faith and the resilience of the Jewish people. And it carries a message of hope that remains as relevant today as it was 2,000 years ago.
“From Charlottesville to Pittsburgh, America has witnessed a resurgence of anti-Semitism. As a nation, we must come together to condemn such prejudice, and we must continue to light the way toward a better world for all.
“The word Hanukkah means ‘dedication’ in Hebrew. As we celebrate this festival of lights, may we all rededicate ourselves to fighting hate, standing up to bigotry, and ensuring that the forces of evil can never extinguish the flames of freedom. Hanukkah Sameach.”