Statement on Yom Kippur

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich–Gulf Islands, has issued the following statement on the occasion of Yom Kippur, which begins this evening at sundown:

“Yom Kippur is a time for reflection and prayer, for repentance and forgiveness, and for judgment. 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.”