Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on Rosh Hashanah:
“This weekend marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish New Year, signifying the time for a new beginning.
“Rosh Hashanah is one of the most sacred days of the Jewish calendar. It is the first of the High Holy Days, a 10-day period of repentance in which the Jewish people around the world reflect on their faith, re-examine the past year and look to the year ahead.
“The Jewish community has greatly enriched our country, and this holy day presents an opportunity to acknowledge their invaluable contributions to all aspects of Canada’s society.
“To all those celebrating Rosh Hashanah, Laureen and I extend our warmest wishes for a healthy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.
“L’Shanah Tovah Tikatevu.”
Statement published in full here.