Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Statement by Liberal Leader Bob Rae on Rosh Hashanah

TORONTO— Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today for Rosh Hashanah:

“Arlene and I would like to extend our warmest wishes to the Jewish community for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

Across the country and around the world, we will come together for prayer and reflection, and to celebrate the promised sweetness of the New Year. Rosh Hashanah is a time to be thankful for the past year’s good fortunes and to remember the common history, traditions and faith that bind us. It is also a time to reflect on the enduring traditions of the Jewish community and to celebrate the tremendous contributions that the Jewish community continues to make to Canadian society.

On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada, our Parliamentary Caucus and my family, I wish all those celebrating Rosh Hashanah a happy and healthy New Year.

Shana Tova Umetukah!”

Statement available in full here.