Forward of the Jewish New 12 months of Rosh Hashanah, President Reuven Rivlin wished Jewish communities around the globe a return to regular life within the coming yr, and a strengthening of bonds between Israel and the Diaspora.
Rivlin, in an English-language video, famous that the previous yr had been one among “highs and lows” through which world leaders dedicated to preventing anti-Semitism and which noticed Israel signal peace agreements with two Gulf Arab nations, however which additionally noticed the appearance of the coronavirus pandemic and the tragedies it has introduced on.
“We now have misplaced family members. Our faculties, synagogues, and group facilities have been closed, and we nonetheless face nice uncertainty in regards to the future,” Rivlin stated.
He expressed hope remedy for coronavirus would quickly be discovered, and added that he hoped and believed “this era has reminded us that ‘all of Israel are accountable for each other’ — your complete Jewish individuals are one household… what unites us is far better than what divides.
“From Jerusalem, I want to want you all a very good and candy new yr! Could you all be blessed with happiness, pleasure and good well being.”
Earlier this week Rivlin made a prime-time televised handle through which he apologized to Israelis for the federal government’s failure to comprise the pandemic.
“I do know that now we have not carried out sufficient as a management to be worthy of your consideration. You trusted us and we allow you to down,” Rivlin stated. He known as on the federal government to regain the general public’s belief for its efforts towards the virus.
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