The Jewish community has received early Rosh Hashanah greetings from British political leaders.
Prime Minister David Cameron said: “I send my best wishes to Jews in the UK and around the world observing the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.” The Prime Minister shared his hopes for “lasting peace in Israel and the Middle East”, and acknowledged “all those who have taken the brave step to return to the negotiating table”.
He added: “I’d also like to applaud Britain’s strong Jewish community for their historic and immense contribution to our country.”
Labour leader Ed Miliband said that “these ten days… are an important time for personal reflection”.
He expressed his gratitude to the Jewish community and his “admiration for its values” which include “a reaffirmation of life, the pursuit of justice and a commitment to make the world a better place.”