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Statement on the Observance of Yom Kippur

October 11, 2016

I extend my best wishes for an easy and meaningful fast as Jewish communities in the United States, Israel, and around the world observe Yom Kippur. The Day of Atonement is a humble reminder to take stock of our shortcomings, but also a testament to our capacity to change and to grow, to lead a life of meaning, and to make a difference in the lives of others. Through our prayers, deeds, and character, we can do our small part to create a better future for ourselves and our world. On behalf of Michelle and our family, G'mar Chatimah Tovah.

Barack Obama, Statement on the Observance of Yom Kippur Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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