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October 5, 2014 by J-Wire Staff
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The leader of the NSW Opposition has sent a Yom Kippur message to the Jewish community.

The following message from John Robertson arrived shortly before Jews around the State headed to synagogue for the Kol Nidre service…


Leader of the NSW Opposition John Robertson

Leader of the NSW Opposition John Robertson

I extend my deepest respects to the Jewish community of NSW on the Holy occasion of Yom Kippur.

This is a cherished and sacrosanct time when Jewish community members engage in repentance, contemplation and the renewal of their faith.

This Yom Kippur is a time for all of us to reflect on the challenges facing the world – and our obligation to help create a better world.

Jewish community members are shining lights who work daily for the betterment of their fellow citizens – and you will always have a treasured place in our multicultural society.

Ours is a country where we celebrate our freedom – and the right of all people to practice their religion in peace.

On behalf of NSW Labor, I wish the Jewish community a rewarding fast on this most momentous and Holy of days on your calendar.

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