A man and his daughter pray by the Western Wall, a holy place for the Jews, Jerusalem 2019, Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

Rosh HaShana is, in some rabbinic traditions, interpreted as the anniversary of the creation of humanity,” said Pillay. May these be days of renewal that engender joy, peace, and hope.”

Pillay expressed gratitude for Jewish partners, and for the sustained dialogue that the WCC has had with the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC).


Letter from the WCC General Secretary for the Jewish New Year - RoshHashanah 2023

Strengthening inter-religious trust and respect