Green Party Statement on Yom Kippur

OTTAWA September 22, 2015– Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party ofCanada (Saanich- Gulf Islands) issued the following statement on the occasion of Yom Kippur:

“Today at sundown marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.

“Yom Kippur is a time for reflection and prayer, for repentance and forgiveness. From the Kol Nidrei service this evening until the Neilah prayers tomorrow night, Jewish people around the world abstain from food and drink to focus their minds and hearts on the year that has passed and their hopes for the year to come.

"On behalf of the Green Party of Canada, I would like to wish everyone observing Yom Kippur a meaningful fast. Tzom kal and G’mar Chatima Tova.”

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