Green Party Statement for Rosh Hashanah

HALIFAX  – The Green Party of Canada extends warm wishes to Jewish Canadians for a peaceful and joyous Rosh Hashanah. This year, the Jewish New Year begins at sundown on the eve of Tishrei 1, Friday September 18, and ends after nightfall on Tishrei 2, September 20.

“Our thoughts are with all those celebrating the start of this important high holiday,” said Green Party Interim Leader Jo-Ann Roberts. “Navigating the challenges of the pandemic during such significant celebrations will be difficult for some, given travel restrictions and physical distancing measures. We hope that in Canada and around the world, Jewish families and communities will find unique ways to celebrate, together and apart, while staying safe.”

Rosh Hashanah is a time of prayer and reflection, but it is also a joyous moment.  Before sharing the traditional evening meal, candles are lit on the holiday table, and passages from the kiddush recited. Morning prayers services are preceded by the traditional sounding of the shofar, a ram’s horn.

“Sending blessings for peace and prosperity to all those marking this special occasion,” said Green parliamentary leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands). “Shana Tova!”

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