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President Iohannis on Rosh HaShanah urges people to participate in defending humanist, democratic values

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President Kalus Iohannis conveyed on Monday a message on the occasion of the Rosh HaShanah – Jewish New Year 5783, underscoring that, alongside Romania’s other national minorities, the Jewish community represents „a serious partner of dialogue and actions for the common good”, according to Agerpres.

„According to the Jewish millennial traditions, the Rosh HaShanah holiday means rejoicing the inception, the renewal of the spirit and of the entire creation. Unfortunately, this year, the celebration of the Jewish New Year takes place under the shadow of the war launched by the Russian Federation against Ukraine. A military conflict which caused immense suffering, loss of human life and material destruction that overwhelms our peers of Ukraine. The crises generated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the dramatic economic and humanitarian consequences produced by the war in Ukraine have left deep marks in our souls. And yet, despite all the attempts, we have become more empathetic and more involved, and the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania – the Mosaic Cult has been throughout this period, through its concrete action, an example of solidarity, compassion and commitment,” reads the President’s message, conveyed by Presidential adviser Sergiu Nistor, at the Choral Temple in Bucharest.

According to President Iohannis, if actions are taken with wisdom and determination, everything that has been destroyed can be rebuilt and the balance of the life which was affected by violence and hatred can be restored.

„Let us hope that the Jewish New Year will also mark the beginning of a future of prosperity built on peace, understanding and tolerance! Let us each participate, through concrete gestures, in defending the humanist and democratic values, which are the landmarks of European Romania!,” the head of state highlighted.

He appreciated the involvement of all the members of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania – the Mosaic Cult in the common effort to overcome the multiple crises of this period.

„Together with the other national minorities of Romania, the Jewish community is a serious partner of dialogue and action for the common good, which contributes to our good coexistence in a troubled world,” President Iohannis said.

Agerpres

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