Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Statement by Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion on Sukkot

Statement by Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion on Sukkot

On behalf of the Liberal Party, I would like to extend my best wishes to the all those in Canada and around the world celebrating Sukkot.

With its origins in the practice of Jews traveling to the Temple in Jerusalem to worship, this festival encourages observers to build temporary dwellings for entertaining and relaxing like those built by the Israelites during their 40 years of wandering in the desert after the Exodus from Egypt. It is a time to remember God’s benevolence in providing for the Jewish people.

As you gather with friends and family to take part in this occasion over the coming days, I hope you will accept my warmest wishes for a meaningful festival.