“Today, Jewish people gather to fast and repent on this holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur.  

“Finding reasons for joy is important in a difficult world. Yom Kippur is a solemn time devoted to prayer and personal introspection. It offers the opportunity to begin anew by reconciling wrongdoing and seeking out forgiveness.

“I wish our Jewish community a powerful sense of joy on this solemn day. G’mar chatimah tovah.”