BY BUDDY NEVINS
Here is a collection of public statements about the Jewish New Year, which starts tonight:
Scott J. Israel
Gov. Scott Statement for Rosh Hashanah
Tallahassee – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement for Rosh Hashanah:
“At sundown tonight, Jewish families throughout Florida will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and usher in the annual High Holiday season. This sacred time marks a period of reflection and spiritual renewal for many Floridians.
“Welcoming the New Year on the Hebrew Calendar is a fitting time to recall the importance of faith, family, and tradition. As this Rosh Hashanah approaches, we also remember the brave men and women who protect our freedom at home and abroad so all Americans can freely practice their faith. Their sacrifice ensures that this Rosh Hashanah all Jewish Americans can observe their traditions in peace and security.
“Ann and I wish all Floridians observing the High Holidays a happy and healthy New Year. L’shanah tova!”
—News release, Governor’s office
Sue Gunzburger4 hours ago via Twitter
For all my Jewish friends: I wish you and your family a safe, happy, and healthy new year. Le-Shana Tova Tikatevu ve-Techatemu.
Spent almost the entire day making strudels, for the holiday dinner tomorrow night. Ended up making 5 cheese and 5 apple ones! 8 will remain in the freezer for future dinners.
–from Facebook and TwitterXXXXX
Debbie Wasserman Schultz36 minutes agoWhen the sun sets today we will begin the celebration of Rosh Hashanah — a time to reflect on the past, both the good and the bad, and look towards the future. From my family to yours, I wish you and your loved ones l’shana tovah u’metuka — a happy, healthy, and sweet New Year.
To those of the Jewish faith, Happy Rosh Hashanah. Have a Sweet New Year 5774 From the
#Broward County Commission
My personal favorite, from a news release issued by the Israeli Defense Forces: