I offer my best wishes to all those Pennsylvanians celebrating Rosh Hashanah. This important holiday marks the start of the Jewish High Holidays and the beginning of a New Year.
This year, more than ever, we should all recommit ourselves to the values celebrated on Rosh Hashanah. As we reflect on renewal, compassion, and charity, I hope that we can find it within ourselves to extend a hand to our neighbors and others during their critical hour of need. Too many Pennsylvanians still struggle to make ends meet for their families.
Rosh Hashanah also brings hope that the new year will see greater prosperity and peace for people around the world. This is a time to redouble our efforts to promote Israel's security in an increasingly volatile Middle East. I wish for peace, stability, and prosperity for the people in this conflict-torn region.
I am proud to represent Pennsylvania's vibrant Jewish community, which contributes so much to the greatness of our Commonwealth During this holiday, I applaud your commitment to the values that form the foundations of the Jewish faith. L'Shanah Tovah.