British prime minister Boris Johnson called on the Jewish communities to remain vigilant on COVID-19 as they celebrate New Year.
Johnson said he is happy that after 18 months the Jewish people can finally celebrate the holiday in their synagogues.
Wishing Jewish people everywhere a good and sweet new year.
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— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) September 6, 2021
“After 18 months in which we have seen Passover seders forced online, the high holidays disrupted and countless bar and bat mitzvah parties cancelled, we can now welcome the new year 5782 with all the celebration and ceremony one would normally expect,” Johnson said.
He said the Jewish people can celebrate the holidays joyfully as long as they stay cautious on the coronavirus.
Moreover, Johnson wished the Jewish people everywhere “a good and sweet new year.”