The message reads, in part:
“The celebration of the Jewish New Year is a major event in the life of the Jewish community, a tribute to the historical and spiritual heritage of Jews and their distinctive culture and customs. I am glad that you are encouraging young people to keep up these centuries old traditions. On this holiday, the supporters of Judaism analyse their achievements, make plans for the future and become aware of their special responsibility for the welfare of those who need their assistance and support.
I am confident that the Jewish organisations of Russia will actively contribute to the implementation of much-needed educational and awareness initiatives, as well as to the acts of compassion and charity, and will also promote religious tolerance and good relations between people of different faiths.”