Premier Christy Clark recognizes Rosh Hashanah with a call in Hebrew for a good and sweet year

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      B.C. premier Christy Clark never seems to miss a date on the calendar that's of interest to one of B.C.'s many different communities.

      Whether it's Eid ul-Fitr, Philippines Independence DayVaisakhi, or Diwali, Clark is often first out of the blocks among B.C. politicians in extending her best wishes.

      Today, Clark issued a statement to mark the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, which is the Jewish New Year. It commemorates the day that God allegedly created Adam and Eve.

      “Seeking repentance and renewal, families and friends will participate in symbolic traditions that include listening to the blowing of the shofar, casting away one’s sins, and eating apples and honey," the premier declared. “Rosh Hashanah provides all British Columbians with an opportunity to reflect on the past year and look to the future with hope. On behalf of all British Columbians, I wish everyone celebrating Rosh Hashanah a happy, healthy and sweet New Year."

      She closed her statement with the Hebrew phrase for a good and sweet year: “Shana tova u’metuka!”

      In 2014, Clark issued a statement supporting Israel's "right to defend itself and its citizens against terrorist attacks" after it launched an offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. This came following rocket attacks from Gaza on Israeli cities.