Hanukkah – “the festival of lights” – commemorates the
courage and perseverance of a small group of warriors who never lost faith in
the face of danger and the miracle they witnessed when all hope had been lost.
Given that so many New Yorkers are still recovering from
the storm, this message of determination and endurance is more important than
ever. Our communities have found strength by coming together during this
difficult time. We are grateful for the outpouring of support to our state from
all over the country and the world.
During this special time, we are committed to working
together as we rebuild a strong and vibrant New York, one that continues to
shine its light of hope and progress throughout the nation and throughout the
I wish all those celebrating Hanukkah a joyous and happy