Trump Sends Wishes for ‘Meaningful’ Yom Kippur to Jewish Community
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania sent the Jewish people their “warmest greetings” on Tuesday ahead of the start of Yom Kippur.
“Yom Kippur is a day of atonement, prayer, and fasting, and is the last day of the Ten Days of Repentance,” the president said in a statement. “Yom Kippur provides an opportunity to draw nearer to God through the practice of teshuva in accordance with the words of Leviticus: ‘For on this day shall atonement be made for you, to cleanse you; from all your sins shall ye be clean before the Lord.’”
“Melania and I pray that you are all inscribed in the Book of Life and hope this period of reflection and repentance leads to a deeper relationship with God,” he continued. “We send our best wishes for a meaningful Yom Kippur and a Gmar Chatima Tova.”