Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Statement by Liberal Leader Bob Rae on Yom Kippur

Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement on Yom Kippur:

“On Yom Kippur, the Jewish community will be gathering in synagogues for a day of services and prayer, fasting and reflection. Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement, is a time for repentance and renewal. We spend time looking inward, thinking of our actions over the past year, and then looking outward for the forgiveness of others.

As we await the sounding of the Shofar, we should also take time to consider how the Jewish cultural traditions have woven themselves into the fabric of Canada, making this country richer and more diverse.

On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary Caucus, I extend my warmest wishes for the Jewish community here in Canada and around the world on this solemn day.”