AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Democratic Party Co-Executive Director Hannah Roe Beck issued the following statement on Yom Kippur:
“Tonight at sunset, Jewish communities in Texas and around the world will mark the start of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. This is an important moment for my family and many others in our Texas Democratic community, as we come together to pray, reflect, and set our intentions for the coming year.
“Yom Kippur is the most important day of the year in our Jewish faith. And as solemn as it is, there’s also a deeply joyful spirit to this occasion — because this is a moment to envision the many possibilities for a better world, and set our sights on the work of building it. I know that in the year to come, as we have been in years past, Jewish Texans will be at the heart of the fight to create a better Texas for all of us. Today, we look toward that work with optimism, energy, and hope.
“On behalf of Texas Democrats, I wish everyone observing Yom Kippur a G’mar Chatima Tova. May you be sealed in the Book Of Life for another year.”