President Stevo Pendarovski, on the occasion of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur, sent a message to the President of the Jewish Community in the Republic of North Macedonia, Berta Romano-Nikolic, and all members of the Jewish community in the Republic of North Macedonia.
Dear Mrs. Berta Romano-Nikolic,
Yom Kippur has a unique place in the Jewish calendar. One of the key messages of this holiday of repentance, redemption, and reconciliation is that it is not too late to turn a new page in life, to be grateful for the blessings in our own lives, and to be a blessing in the lives of other people and in society.
I sincerely wish you, personally, and all members of the Jewish community in the Republic of North Macedonia to celebrate this great day in good health, happiness and love. May prayers and fasting bring you comfort, spiritual peace, encouragement for good deeds that break down barriers between people and communities. Small acts of kindness, humanity and solidarity can make a big difference, especially at a time when we are facing a global pandemic of Covid-19. Therefore, although small, the Jewish community with its values has a great share in nurturing human dignity and mutual respect in the Macedonian multiethnic, multilingual and multi-confessional society.
On this holiday, I wish we continue to work together for the prosperity of our common homeland, the Republic of North Macedonia, and to act for its prosperity and progress.
G’mar chatima tova.