Williams' Statement On The Celebration Of Yom Kippur

September 27th, 2020

Press Release

"I would like to wish an easy and meaningful fast to all observing in the Jewish community as they prepare for the start of Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year on the Jewish calendar.

"Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, centers on seeking forgiveness and reconciliation - not only to ask such forgiveness for ourselves, but to grant it to others. Particularly in this time, having compassion, understanding, and empathy for one another's experiences, struggles, and even failings is critical as we work to lift each other up, not tear each other down. While we cannot mark the holy day with large gatherings this year, the meaning of the occasion and call to atone resonates in our homes and hearts. It  is a message each of us can take up in our lives, in the year 5781 and beyond. 

"May G-d bestow mercy and absolution on those seeking redemption, and may we all be sealed in the Book of Life. G'mar Chatima Tova."

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