Rosh Hashanah greetings from the campaign trail

September 3, 2013 by  
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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has taken time out of his election campaign to send Rosh Hashanah greetings to the Jewish community…


Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

He told J-Wire: “As Rosh Hashanah approaches, it is with great pleasure that I extend my best wishes for a joyous, happy year to the Jewish community in Australia and across the world.


The marking of a year past and the beginning of another is a time for families and friends to come together to share stories, reflect on experiences of the past, and their hopes for the future.  This is a common experience for many Australians irrespective of their faith.


At this important time in the Jewish calendar, the wider community joins the Jewish community in its celebrations.


May the new year bring you personal happiness and meet the hopes of all of us for an enduring and just solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.


Shanah Tovah ( A Good Year).”


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