OTTAWA— Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on Yom Kippur:
“On the Day of Atonement, Jews around the world gather to pray, to fast and to reflect. Synagogues across Canada and around the world will fill with friends, family and neighbours who come together to reflect on actions of the past year, and to seek a sense of peace and reconciliation for the new year.
Yom Kippur is a deeply significant holiday for Canada’s Jewish community and a reminder of the traditions which generations of Jewish Canadians have shared with their fellow citizens that have greatly enriched the country.
On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary Caucus, I extend my warmest wishes to the Jewish community here in Canada and around the world for a meaningful Yom Kippur.
G’mar Chatimah Tova!”