The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg sent a video message wishing the community a happy Chanucah.
He described the festival as "a moment to reflect on the timeless importance of tolerance and religious freedom."
Greetings on the festival of lights from the Foreign Secretary
The former Prime Minister offers his support for this year's Mitzvah Day
Simon Cowell makes a humorous plea for donations at the annual Norwood dinner in central London, and even finds the time to publicise his X Factor choice.
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Hot on the heels of Israel's victory over Iran in the chess world, an Israeli has emerged victorious in the World Masters Weightlifting Championship.
Sergio Britva came first in the competition, held in Poland, beating an Iranian hopeful by lifting four more kilograms.
Hossein Khodadadi, however, was not exactly graceful in defeat. Watch his response when Mr Britva tries to shake his hand.