WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement in observation of the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur:
“Today at sundown, Jews around the world will gather in observance of Yom Kippur to reflect on the year that has passed,” said Senator Rosen. “This Day of Atonement is a time for reflection, humility, and repentance, but it is also a chance to acknowledge our shortcomings and commit ourselves to do better in the year ahead. May this solemn day offer clarity and forgiveness, and may we start this new year with renewed energy and faith in our community of what we can accomplish together. From my family to yours, we wish all those observing Yom Kippur an easy and meaningful fast and a peaceful day of reflection. G’mar Chatimah Tovah.”
BACKGROUND: Senator Rosen holds the distinction of being the third female Jewish Senator in U.S. history, as well as the first former synagogue president to serve in the United States Senate.
Last week, Senator Rosen joined with Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) in introducing a bipartisan resolution celebrating the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Last year, Rosen launched the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism, with co-chair Senator James Lankford (R-OK). The Task Force now includes 38 Senators, with an equal number of Democrats and Republicans.