JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli leaders offered Rosh Hashanah greetings to Jews around the world.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a message released Sunday as both a letter and a YouTube video called the Jewish New Year “a time for celebration, a time for reflection.”
He noted that the holiday come this year just after the death of statesman and former Israeli President Shimon Peres. “And I think Shimon would want us to celebrate Rosh Hashanah this year by looking back with pride and looking forward with hope,” Netanyahu said.
“On this Rosh Hashanah, I ask Jews around the world to remain hopeful and continue pursuing justice and truth. This is the story of the Jewish people. This is the story of the State of Israel.”