Cuomo, de Blasio Offer Yom Kippur Wishes

Governor Andrew Cuomo Statement on Yom Kippur:

“Yom Kippur is the Jewish Day of Atonement, and the culmination of the High Holy Days. It’s a time to reflect on the year gone by and to prepare for the year to come. Rather than wishing someone a happy holiday, due to the solemn nature of the day, it is traditional to wish someone an easy and meaningful fast.

“During Rosh Hashanah, I spoke of the concept of Tikkun Olam, our shared responsibility to heal, repair and transform the world. On this day of reflection, I ask New Yorkers to pause and consider the specific realities of what that commitment means for the upcoming year. Though we are of many faiths and backgrounds, New Yorkers have a shared story that binds us together as one community. It is an experience that allows us to collectively work for and achieve the greater good. We are diverse – our diversity is part of what makes New York great, and it is the very core of who we are.

“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend warm wishes for a meaningful day of prayer and contemplation, and an easy fast to those observing. Gmar Chatima Tova.”

On Twitter, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his First Lady Chirlane McCray wished “all those observing a meaningful Yom Kippur and easy fast.”

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