Yom Kippur Presidential Proclamations

The United States of America is inhabited by people of different nationalities and religions. A direct consequence of this multicultural inhabitance has been the observance of festivals and occasions of different religions. The holy Jewish occasion Yom Kippur is annually observed in America and the holiday sees a yearly proclamation being given by the President of the United States. TheHolidaySpot brings you a compilation of a series of presidential proclamations on Yom Kippur starting from the year 2000. Go through these motivational presidential messages and observe Yom Kippur. If you like to share these Yom Kippur Presidential Proclamations with your friends and close ones, please click here and refer this page to them. Git'n Yom Tov!

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Yom Kippur Proclamation
By the President of the United States of America
October 9, 2000

Warm greetings to all those observing Yom Kippur.

This Day of Atonement, the most solemn of all the days of the Jewish calendar, is a time for intense prayer, fasting, and reflection. For the duration of Yom Kippur, Jews across America and around the world separate themselves from the comforts and distractions of everyday life to focus on repairing their relationship with God. It is a time to look back on the failures and transgressions of the past year, to make amends, and to seek God's forgiveness.

In neighborhoods across our nation, as Jewish families gather for Yom Kippur services, they offer people of all faiths an extraordinary witness. They remind us of the power of faith that changes lives, the love of family that strengthens spirits, and the blessing of God's forgiveness that allows us to repent of our sins and begin anew.

At this difficult time for all of us who have worked for peace, let us pray for an end to the violence and for a new beginning in the Middle East. Hillary joins me in extending best whishes to all for a meaningful Yom Kippur.


WILLIAM J. CLINTON



Yom Kippur Proclamation
By the President of the United States of America
September 26, 2001


The kindness of the Lord has not ended,
His mercies are not spent.
Lamentations 3:22

Yom Kippur is a day of holy awe -- and a day of awesome hope. It is the day, Judaism teaches, on which God judges the world -- and the day when humanity rediscovers the power of God’s love and forgiveness. The Jewish tradition holds that all humans sin, but that atonement, prayer, and charity can avert God’s decree.

This is a year in which we were stunned by humanity’s capacity for cruelty and violence. It is a year in which we were astonished by humanity’s capacity for compassion and self-sacrifice. We have endured great loss. We have suffered great wrong.

May God bring peace to all who mourn. May people of Jewish faith and heritage in this country and around the world be inscribed and sealed for a good year in the book of life. And may we be blessed with the strength and patience to pursue justice and defeat evil.


GEORGE W. BUSH



Yom Kippur Proclamation
By the President of the United States of America
September 16, 2002


The Lord loves righteousness and justice; The earth is full of his unfailing love.
Psalm 33:5

Yom Kippur is a day of holy reflection and reverence. Jewish tradition sets this day aside as a time to seek atonement, and to return, in forgiveness, to the enduring love of the Almighty. As you pray, may you place your trust in the promises of God, and look to the future with hope.

As we face the challenges of a new era, faith is an important source of strength and goodness in America. At this time of renewal, I encourage you to recommit to a life of compassion, love, and service. Together we can transform our Nation, one heart and one soul at a time.

Laura joins me in sending our best wishes for a blessed day.


GEORGE W. BUSH



Yom Kippur Proclamation
By the President of the United States of America
October 5, 2003


In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:6

Yom Kippur is a time for people of the Jewish faith to draw near to God and seek His forgiveness through repentance and prayer. For Jews in the United States and around the world, this day marks the end of the High Holy Days and the sealing of God's judgment in the books of life. May you find hope and comfort in remembering the lessons of Jonah, the power of prayer, and the mercy of the Almighty.

Faith plays an important role in the lives of many Americans, offering strength and guidance for the challenges of each new day. As you renew your commitment to your faith and family on this holy day, may your actions reflect a compassionate spirit, and may you be inscribed and sealed for a good year and long life.

Laura joins me in sending our best wishes for a blessed Yom Kippur.


GEORGE W. BUSH



Yom Kippur Proclamation
By the President of the United States of America
September 23, 2004


"the Lord, the Lord God Is Gracious and Compassionate, Patient, Abounding in Kindness and Faithfulness, Assuring Love for a Thousand Generations, forgiving iniquity, transgression and sin, and granting pardon."

Exodus: 34:6-7

On Yom Kippur, Jews around the world gather to mark the holiest day of the year, the Sabbath of Sabbaths. Jewish tradition teaches that on this day, we receive God's mercy through acts of atonement, prayer, and charity. During this season of prayer and intense reflection, may you find comfort in God's promise, which has never been broken and which is renewed in our time.

Our trust in God gives all Americans great purpose. As we are called to acts of compassion and mercy, we come closer to God and serve a cause greater than ourselves. May you trust God's faithfulness to all people, and may you be blessed with a good and happy New Year.

GEORGE W. BUSH



Yom Kippur Proclamation
By the President of the United States of America
October 11, 2005


Seek the Lord while He may be found, call unto Him while He is near.
Isaiah 55:6

Yom Kippur is the Sabbath of Sabbaths, the most solemn day of the Jewish calendar. On this day, Jews around the world reflect on their lives and give thanks to God for their many blessings. The Rabbis teach that on Yom Kippur, God holds open the gates of Heaven and listens to every word of every prayer. As those final prayers are shared and the Shofar is sounded, God remembers every name -- those living and those departed. In this moment, we draw near to God, sharing in the wonders of all creation and the miracle of all life.

Yom Kippur teaches us that we merit forgiveness and mercy through repentance, prayer, and acts of charity. May we have the strength to achieve all these things, so that we continue to build a more hopeful Nation and a more peaceful and free world.

Laura and I send our best wishes for a blessed day.


GEORGE W. BUSH



Yom Kippur Proclamation
By the President of the United States of America
September 28, 2006


Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations...

Deuteronomy 7:9

On this most holy day of the Jewish calendar, Jews celebrate God's goodness and reflect on their lives. Yom Kippur is a solemn time to express thanksgiving that the Almighty remembers the names of all His children. During this blessed Day of Atonement, Jewish people gather in synagogues, consider their deeds and actions, and celebrate as the sound of the Shofar proclaims the forgiveness and mercy shown by the Creator of life.

As the High Holy Days come to an end, the Jewish people in America and around the world remind us of the gift of religious freedom and the blessings of God's steadfast love. On Yom Kippur and throughout the year, your deep commitment to faith helps make the world a more hopeful and peaceful place.

Laura and I send our best wishes for a blessed Yom Kippur.


GEORGE W. BUSH



Yom Kippur Proclamation
By the President of the United States of America
September 20, 2007


For it is a Day of Atonement, on which expiation is made on your behalf before the LORD your God. - Leviticus 23:28

On Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, the faithful leave behind their daily concerns and gather together to draw near to God. This day is a time when Jews everywhere reflect on their lives, seek forgiveness, and find solace in God's merciful nature.

The Shofar's call signals our recommitment to our Creator and to each other. In the year ahead, may we all be reminded of the Almighty's steadfast love for His children and achieve the peace we all seek.

Laura and I send our best wishes for a blessed Yom Kippur.

GEORGE W. BUSH



Yom Kippur Proclamation
By the President of the United States of America
October 7, 2008


For on this day shall atonement be made for you, to cleanse you; from all your sins shall ye be clean before the LORD.
— Leviticus 16:30

Yom Kippur is the Jewish Day of Atonement and the most holy day in the Jewish faith. From the time the Kol Nidre is recited until the Shofar is sounded, Jews around the world will draw nearer to God through acts of atonement, fasting, and prayer. Jewish tradition teaches that on Yom Kippur, God remembers every name, listens to every petition, and offers forgiveness to the repentant.

On this day, Americans are reminded of the great blessings of religious freedom and the unalienable rights bestowed upon all people by the Creator of life. May God grant us peace, comfort, and hope for all the challenges we may face in the year ahead.

Laura and I send our best wishes for a blessed day and a most meaningful fast.


GEORGE W. BUSH

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