Felicitations to Jews

Felicitations to JewsFelicitations to Jews

President Hassan Rouhani wished a happy new year to Jews all over the world.

On Sunday, Rouhani congratulated Jews on the occasion of their new year, Rosh Hashana, expressing hope that common “Abrahamic roots” would pave the way for greater “respect” and “understanding” between Muslims and Jews.

“May our shared Abrahamic roots deepen respect and bring peace and mutual understanding,” the president said on his Twitter account, ending his message with the Hebrew phrase “L’Shanah Tovah,” meaning “May it be a good year.”

Below the message was a photo of Iranian Jews praying in a synagogue in Tehran.