“Christmas and Hanukkah doesn’t have to be seen as contradictory, but rather a complimentary celebration of America’s Judeo/Christian foundation”
– Governor Sarah Palin
Governor Palin wrote an op-ed for Young Conservatives reminding all Americans there is more that unites us, than divides us:
We also respect, cherish and recognize Hanukkah, the Jewish celebration that is all about “light”… bringing God’s light into all our lives and into a darkened world to show us the way.
Traditionally I join Jewish friends to share food and dance as Hanukkah begins (though I’ve never been able to keep up with their robust dancing!); I love it.
When the menorah is lit in our home this Christmas Eve, that first candle will add light to our traditional decorations already glowing near our Nativity scene. The first prayer of Hanukkah is lifted to the same God as our Christmas prayer. Both will center on God’s will for peace on earth.
Recognizing Christmas and Hanukkah doesn’t have to be seen as contradictory, but rather a complimentary celebration of America’s Judeo/Christian foundation. It’s a perfect time to join others in committing to pray for peace in Israel… and this December 24 is a providential gift that will shine doubly bright leading us into a new year.