NEWS Italian Leaders Send Rosh HaShanah Wishes  

tweetBy Rossella Tercatin
The Prime Minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi, sent his wishes for the new Jewish year.
“To the Jewish community in Italy and in the rest of the world, my best wishes for a happy new year. #ShanaTova to everyone,” he tweeted.
Also Jorge Bergoglio reached out to the chief rabbi of Rome Riccardo Di Segni.
“May God grant us Peace and the indefatigable desire to promote it, and in His eternal mercy may He give us hope and serenity in our days, and strengthen the warm bonds of friendship between us,” the Pope wrote in his message ahead of the new year.
Wishes were sent out also by some Italian mayors, including the mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala and the mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella.  “Rosh HaShanah also reminds us of the last day of the Creation of the World, the day of the creation of humankind,” said Sala. “The blowing of the Shofar, the ram’s horn, awakens consciences and invites everyone to pursue good deeds, highlighting that every person can improve themselves and the world through their deeds.”