Statement on Yom Kippur 2016

(OTTAWA) October 11-12, 2016 – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich–Gulf Islands) issued the following statement on the occasion of Yom Kippur:

“Today at sundown marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement which is holiest day in the Jewish calendar. It begins with the Kol Nidrei service this evening and concludes tomorrow night with the single blow of the shofar, a trumpet made from a ram’s horn, signalling the end of the fast. Abstaining from food and drink is intended to focus minds and hearts on the year that has passed and 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.”