Trudeau on Hanukkah: We'll always condemn anti-Semitism

Canadian Prime Minister publishes statement in honor of the start of the holiday of Hanukkah.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday published a statement in honor of the start of the holiday of Hanukkah.

“Over the next eight nights, families and friends will gather to light the candles of the chanukiah (Hanukkah menorah -ed.), one by one, as a reminder that light always triumphs over darkness. Together, people will pray, sing, and share stories of hope as they commemorate the miracle at the Holy Temple in Jerusalem,” said Trudeau.

“Hanukkah is an opportunity to reflect on life’s blessings and honor the resilience of the Jewish people in the face of immense adversity. It is also a time to recognize the challenges still experienced by Jewish communities today, including unacceptable acts of anti-Semitism. Such hatred, whether it happens on university campuses or anywhere else, has no place in our country or our world, and we will always condemn it,” he continued.

“Today, as we recognize the significant contributions that Jewish Canadians make to our communities, we recommit ourselves to speaking up against anti-Semitism wherever it occurs. Together, we can continue to build a country where we celebrate the diversity, compassion, and inclusion that are Canada’s strength.”

“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I wish everyone celebrating a blessed and peaceful Hanukkah. Chag Hanukkah Sameach,” concluded Trudeau.




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