DNC Chairman Tim Kaine's Statement on Yom Kippur
Washington, DC- Tonight marks the beginning of Yom Kippur. In recognition of that occasion, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine released the following statement:
"Tonight, as Jewish families across the United States and around the world begin their Yom Kippur observances, I join with them not only in marking this holy day, but in celebrating the ancient Jewish faith. It is a faith that binds families and communities and that - on this day in particular - demonstrates the value of reflection, atonement, and forgiveness.
"Those values transcend any one religion - they are values that convey compassion for those around us and encourage empathy for our neighbors. They enrich our society and our lives. So whatever our faith, I hope we can all join together today not only to reflect on our past but also to resolve to work to build a better future and a more tolerant world."