Christmas Message from the Orange County GOP Chairman
Wishing you peace, joy, and the best of the festive Holiday Season and religious celebrations of Christmas and Hanukkah.
May this time of reflection and giving with family and friends bring you the gift of happiness, joy, and new opportunities that last all Year.
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.
Have a very prosperous and Happy New Year!
We wish a Happy Hanukkah to all those of the Jewish faith.
The Jewish Hanukkah festival commemorates the re-dedication of the second Temple in Jerusalem after the smaller Jewish Army defeated the Seleucid Empire (Syrians) o/a 165 BC, who had forbidden the Jewish people from studying the Tanaka ( Hebrew Bible).
Hanukkah begins each year on the 25th of the Jewish month based on the lunar cycle, beginning sunset on 22 December OE19 and ending on 30 December’19. The festival is observed for 8 days and nights with the lighting of the candles on 9 branches called a menorah or Hanukkah also known as the Festival of Lights.
Hanukkah and Christmas Letter to Orange County Republicans from two Jewish fellow-members:
Soon both Christians and Jews will separately be celebrating miracles of religious history. Both communities will turn to their strong and unique forms of praise and worship of God for the great blessings that have come to them and to their families.
In the United States, Jews and Jewish communities have so much to be grateful for from the inspiration toward wisdom, foresight, and righteousness that we inherited from earlier American seekers of a pious life. As Jews, we pray weekly for our nation and gratefully acknowledge the wisdom and strength of those who built this nation on foundations of religious freedom and faith. May we all continue to live in devoted gratitude for God’s saving care.
We wish our Christian neighbors peace and a blessed Christmas, and pray that both communities may publicly and privately steadfastly continue to observe and celebrate their righteous devotion to The Almighty. We enthusiastically welcome wishes of “Merry Christmas” for us and our families, and return those wishes to our Christian friends with genuine gratitude and affection.