Message on the Observance of the Jewish High Holy Days
Each year at this time, the Jewish community prepares for the High Holy Days -- Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This period of deep reflection is marked by prayer, repentance, and the giving of charity.
Days of Awe begin and end with the blowing of the shofar,
the ram's horn, whose blasts fill the heart and the mind with their many
meanings. The shofar was sounded as Moses ascended
As Jews the world over come together as one to pray for forgiveness and the blessing of the Almighty in the year to come, Nancy and I join in those prayers for a world of peace. We hope that the great values upon which Judaism is based will be more fully reflected in all of our lives and that we will move closer to that day when ``Nations shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall men learn war anymore.''
are pleased to extend our best wishes to all Jewish people in the