Prime Minister Trudeau delivers a message on the first day of Hanukkah
Tonight at sundown, Jewish communities in Canada and around the world will celebrate the first night of Hanukkah.
For eight days, friends and families will gather together to eat, pray, and light the candles of the menorah, one by one.
Hanukkah is about finding light in darkness and hope in the face of overwhelming adversity.
It’s a time to honour the profound strength of the Jewish people and their triumph over unspeakable suffering.
For all of us, Hanukkah is a reminder that love drowns out hatred, that light drowns out darkness, and that each one of us can be part of building a better, more compassionate world.
In 2017, we also mark 150 years of Confederation, a chance to honour the many cultures, traditions, and beliefs that make our country such a great place to live.
Jewish Canadians have made immense contributions to Canada and they make our communities stronger, more open, and more inclusive every day.
On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish everyone celebrating a blessed and joyful Hanukkah.
Chag Hanukkah Sameach.