Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

September 08, 2010 13:00 ET

Minister Kenney Issues Statement Recognizing Rosh Hashanah

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 8, 2010) - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement recognizing Rosh Hashanah:

"Today is the beginning of one of the most significant holidays for Jewish people all over the world.

"Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of Adam and Eve and the realization of mankind's place in God's world. It is the first of the High Holidays, which are set aside to focus on atonement and repentance. Also known as the Jewish New Year, it is a time to reflect on the past, take stock of the present and make plans for the upcoming year.

"This important observance provides all Canadians with an opportunity to reflect on the tremendous contributions that the Jewish community has made to this country's rich and diverse heritage.

"As Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, I extend my best wishes to all those celebrating over the next two days, and I hope the new year brings hope, peace and prosperity.

"Shana Tova u'metukah."

To download Minister Kenney's video statement for Rosh Hashanah, please visit

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