Jeremy Corbyn’s Chanukah message to the community

Jeremy Corbyn’s Chanukah message to the community

Leader of the Opposition delivers his best wishes to British Jews for the Festival of Light

As Jewish people here in Britain and all over the world light the first candle of the menorah this evening, I want to wish you all a very happy Chanukah.

Today, we remember the story of Chanukah, when a band of Jewish freedom fighters, led by Judah Maccabee fought back against Seleucid rule, which sought to stop Jews practicing their religion – and, against extraordinary odds, they won.

Their struggle against oppression, for religious freedom serves as a lesson to us today.

Chanukah means dedication so let us rededicate ourselves this year to the search for a more just, peaceful and equal world.

Chanukah Sameach.

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