THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
YOM KIPPUR, 1995
Warm greetings to all who are observing the holy day of Yom Kippur.
Jews around the world mark this solemn Day of Atonement with stringent fasting for the body and careful examination of the soul. Yom Kippur is a deeply personal holiday, inviting worshippers to confess transgressions and to make reparation for sins, striving in this way to reaffirm their bonds with God and to repair and renew human relationships.
Yom Kippur teaches us all that peace and reconciliation can come only through committed human effort and humility before God, that acknowledgment of past mistakes can strengthen our resolve to create a better future. Let us treasure these lessons in our hearts and work to bring healing and harmony to our nation and our world.
Best wishes for a meaningful and rewarding holiday.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
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