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District 45

Farah N. Louis

Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands, Kensington

Louis Statement on Hanukkah

From the victory of the Maccabees to the miracle of the oil, the story of Hanukkah continues to inspire generations.

During the eight-day Festival of Lights, Jewish households near and far will reflect on their perseverance and persistence of faith to overcome every obstacle. 

May the Menorah shine ever so bright – illuminating homes and reigniting hope in hearts throughout the united 45th Council District.

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In Observance of Veterans Day

We cannot thank our veterans enough for their sacrifice and service, to ensure we can enjoy our freedom each and every day. Please take the time to reflect on our unsung heroes on this solemn day and thank those who served and are serving. Their commitment to the betterment of our community extends beyond the military. We salute our valiant veterans!

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Happy Diwali

As millions of lamps illuminate communities around the globe, may this festival of lights inspire us to become beacons for one another. We must endeavor to spread love, joy, and hope by uniting as One Brooklyn – regardless of race or religion. Let us always remember that the battle between good and evil can only be won when we work together to fight back against hate.

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Chag Sameach

The setting of the sun will mark the dawn of a joyous celebration amongst our Jewish community, Sukkot. Wishing all who will observe this momentous occasion, a Chag Sameach! 

At sunset, our Jewish friends will observe the holiest day in the Hebrew calendar – Yom Kippur. I wish all who will observe this Day of Atonement an easy fast as you pray, reflect, and repent for past transgressions.

Shanah Tova! I
am truly proud to represent a community that is home to diverse cultures and
religious beliefs.

On Sunday evening, our Jewish friends will observe Rosh Hashanah or New Year – a day of joy, a time of hope, and year of happiness. With every new beginning, we reflect and pray for health, prosperity, and peace.

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Statement on Eid al-Adha

Today, Muslims – locally and globally – are observing Eid al-Adha is remembrance of Ibrahim’s test of faith, obedience, and willingness to sacrifice his son.

As you commemorate the Festival of Sacrifice amongst family and friends, may we come together to reflect on the importance of selflessness and caring for the needs of others in our community.

As always, I am honored and proud to stand in solidarity with the Muslim community in district 45 and throughout the City of New York.

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