US President Biden wishes Jews a meaningful Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur epitomizes the "universal truth that we are all capable of growth and improvement," the US president emphasized.

 US President Joe Biden speaks as he meets Israeli President Isaac Herzog, in Jerusalem, July 14, 2022.  (photo credit: REUTERS/EVELYN HOCKSTEIN)
US President Joe Biden speaks as he meets Israeli President Isaac Herzog, in Jerusalem, July 14, 2022.
(photo credit: REUTERS/EVELYN HOCKSTEIN)

US President Joe Biden wished Jews around the world observing Yom Kippur an "easy and meaningful fast" in a statement issued ahead of the Jewish holiday on Tuesday afternoon.

"For Jewish communities across the United States and around the world, Yom Kippur is a sacred and solemn occasion," he wrote. 

The president noted that "on this Yom Kippur, our hearts are with all Americans in the path of Hurricane Ian, especially those whose synagogues are shuttered and who will have to break their fast without loved ones beside them."

"As these Days of Awe come to a close, let us all take this opportunity to face the injustice and inhumanity in our world honestly and resolve to do our part to mend what is broken."

THE JEWISH CALENDAR year that ended last week, 5780, featured unforgivable errors  that will take the country years to recover from.  (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)THE JEWISH CALENDAR year that ended last week, 5780, featured unforgivable errors that will take the country years to recover from. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

Yom Kippur epitomizes the "universal truth that we are all capable of growth and improvement," Biden added.

"G’mar Chatimah Tovah—may we all be sealed in the Book of Life."