Message on the Observance of Hanukkah
I am pleased to send holiday greetings to the Jewish community during this season of Hanukkah 5749.
Of the many messages found in the Hanukkah story, the one that has always inspired me most is this: with a strong faith in the Almighty, nothing is impossible; and without the help of our Creator, we labor in vain.
the Maccabees vanquished the Syrians and recaptured
This is the last occasion I will have as President to send warm wishes to the Jewish people on a holiday. It is my hope that this festival will renew and strengthen the spirit of Jewish families everywhere, just as it lifts the hearts of all who look to the care and mercy of our eternal Father. May He bless you and grant you His abiding peace.