AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) – Governor Greg Abbott met with members of the Jewish group in Austin right now to have a good time Hanukkah.
On the State Capitol Menorah Lighting Ceremony, Abbott delivered a press release reflecting on the vacation’s significance for the Jewish group and lit the shamash candle (the ninth candle, or “helper,” used to mild the opposite eight).
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“Hanukkah teaches us the facility of hope, religion, and perseverance and serves as a testomony to the power and resilience of the Jewish individuals,” stated Governor Abbott. “As we have a good time the pageant of lights, could all of us proceed to let our personal mild shine even through the darkest of occasions. Cecilia and I want the Jewish group in Texas and all over the world a beautiful Hanukkah.”
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Hanukkah, additionally known as the Competition of Lights, is a Jewish vacation that’s celebrated the world over over the course of eight nights.
Judaism follows a lunar calendar, so the primary night time of the vacation varies 12 months by 12 months. Beginning in November, because it did this 12 months, is uncommon however not exceptional.
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