Yom Kippur, a Time of Reflection: Statement from Congresswoman McCarthy


Date: Oct. 3, 2014
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Religion

As the High Holy Days come to a close, Yom Kippur provides an opportunity for repentance and reflection. With the wonderful memories of Rosh Hashanah fresh in the minds of Jewish communities across Long Island, Yom Kippur places an important emphasis on introspection through personal mediation.

While we continue to reflect on our own lives, it is important to keep in mind the Jewish communities around the world . Especially during this volatile time in the Middle East, we keep the people of Israel in our thoughts and prayers, and support their efforts to live in peace and security.

As our friends and neighbors gather for a day of fasting and atonement, we should all take this opportunity ourselves to reflect on the past and prepare for the future.