September 29, 2008
Statement by Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion on Rosh Hashanah
On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada, I would like to extend my warmest wishes to the Jewish community in Canada and around the world observing Rosh Hashanah.
The sound of the shofar signals the opening of a new year – a time to reflect on the year that has passed and look forward to the possibilities that lie ahead. It is also a time for Jews to gather with family and friends in prayer and celebration.
This occasion provides us with an excellent opportunity to celebrate the friendship between Canada and Israel – a friendship rooted in shared values that grows stronger every year.
During this High Holiday period, let this spirit of friendship fill our hearts with compassion for our fellow citizens.
I wish you Shana Tova.