Publix Saves Hanukkah Menorah, Supports Judeo-Christian Civilization
Wake up, America. Hamas and its supporters have infiltrated our society, and they’re trying to wipe out our culture and way of life. Israel is just step one. Jews make up about one-fifth of one percent of the entire world population, so the idea of Jews taking over the world is absurd. Taylor Swift has a higher number of Instagram followers than the number of Jews in the world. If it’s not about Jews and antisemitism, how do you explain harassing Jews in our universities and canceling menorah lightings all over the country? The next step is Christians. How do we know? Because now they’re disrupting Christmas tree-lighting events. Gov. Gavin Newsom canceled a tree lighting in California. The fact that he caved in and did that is proof that he’s a wuss, but I digress. They’re protesting holiday festivities because they’re trying to destroy our Judeo-Christian society, and if we don’t do something now, life as we know it is done. The time to face what’s happening and do something is right now; if we don’t, goodbye Santa and hello hijab.
Florida has the third largest population of Jews in the United States. One would think our holidays would be the same as they’ve always been, but it’s not so. For the last fifteen years, the Chabad in Tallahassee has put up menorahs at Publix for Hanukkah. This year, this almost didn’t happen. After agreeing to do the same menorah display for three Tallahassee locations for the last fifteen years, the Community Relations Manager of Publix tried to cancel Hanukkah by stating in an email to the Chabad that although the request had been approved for 2022, moving forward, they wouldn’t be able to “accommodate these requests in order to comply with the uniformed décor” provided in their stores.
Florida State University (FSU) has over five thousand Jewish students, and given that the menorahs had been approved in the past, it’s reasonable to assume that there wouldn’t be an issue this year. The rabbi from the Chabad found this to be unacceptable and called State Representative Mike Caruso to ask for help, and he helped.
Publix Menorah email:
Editors note: Due to the turbulent and dangerous times we’re living in, multiple names in the email were redacted.
Caruso contacted representatives from Publix, who immediately corrected the situation. Publix took swift and immediate action to save the Hanukkah Menorah. Publix did the right thing; we can all feel great about shopping with them.
At the Florida State University Menorah lighting ceremony last night, Rabbi Oreichman, the FSU Rabbi for the Tallahassee Chabad, called the Publix Menorah display a “Hanukkah miracle.”
The moral of this story is we all must speak up and do something now. We can’t put our heads in the sand and pretend nothing is happening. The time for action is now.
This story has a feel-good outcome and shows what can happen when people stand together, say something, and do something. Happy Hanukkah to all.
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