Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has issued Rosh Hashanah greetings to the Jewish community.
The Liberal Democrat leader said the New Year was a time to “reflect on the past and celebrate what’s to come”.
Echoing last week’s greeting from Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour leader Ed Miliband, Mr Clegg also praised the Jewish community’s contribution to Britain. “The central principles of your faith are woven into the fabric of what makes us stronger as a society. That commitment to kindness, peace and justice, as well as progress through education and hard work,” he said.
All of Britain would hear the shofar and thank the community “for ensuring our country is the prosperous, tolerant and diverse nation it is today,” he believed.