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Celebrating Rosh Hashanah and the arrival of Yom Kippur

September 9, 2021

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I ask the entire Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota community to join me as we wish our brothers and sisters of the Jewish faith “Shanah Tova” as they celebrated Rosh Hashanah earlier this week.

Rosh Hashanah means “head of the year” most commonly referred to as the Jewish New Year. This is the first of the two Jewish High Holy Days. Rosh Hashanah is a time of inner renewal and divine atonement and commemorates the creation of the world. It is the beginning of the “Days of Awe” – a 10-day period of introspection, prayer, and repentance that ends on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), on Sept. 15 this year.

One of the key principles of Catholic Social Teaching is solidarity. We are one human family! Additionally, community is the core component of the Lasallian educational mission.

Leon Dixon
Vice President for Inclusion and Human Dignity