Green Party Statement on Hanukkah

HALIFAX  — From sundown this evening until nightfall on December 30, Jews around the world will light the menorah each night to celebrate Hanukkah, the festival of lights. To commemorate the occasion, special foods are prepared, deep fried in oil to symbolize the miracle of the oil lamp that miraculously burned for eight days instead of only one.

“Hanukkah is a wonderful opportunity for family and friends to gather in their communities to celebrate the miracle that came to pass at the Holy Temple in Jerusalem,” said Green Party Interim Leader Jo-Ann Roberts. “From all of us at the Green Party of Canada, we wish you Happy Hanukkah. Chag Sameach!”

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