Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement honoring the Jewish New Year, which begins tonight at sunset.
"As Jewish families in the United States and around the world gather to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, I want to extend my warmest wishes to them all for the New Year. L'shana tovah --may you have a good year.
"Rosh Hashanah is a time of prayer and joyful celebration. Combined with Yom Kippur next week, a day of reflection and repentance, the High Holidays are a time for families, communities and even nations to come together and rededicate themselves to overcoming differences and building a better future. In these times of economic hardship, it is important that we do all we can to make the New Year better for those who are struggling.
"In that spirit, let us, the Congress, rededicate ourselves to working together for economic prosperity and a lasting peace for all. L'shana Tovah Tikatavu."