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September 18, 2018 12:27 pm

Trump Sends Wishes for ‘Meaningful’ Yom Kippur to Jewish Community

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US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters / Jonathan Ernst / File.

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.”

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