President extends wishes to Jewish community on Rosh Hashanah

Polish President Andrzej Dude extended his best wishes on Friday to the country's Jewish community on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah, New Year in the Jewish calendar.

"On the occasion of Rosh Hashanah, I convey my best wishes of health, peace and all prosperity to the Jewish Community living in Poland," Duda wrote.

"May a joint celebration of the Feast in Your families, among friends and loved ones bring You lots of happiness and ensure spiritual harmony, good and comfort. May the joy which is present at your homes during the celebration of the New Year accompany you every day and radiate to all future projects with the benefit for the whole Republic of Poland," the president added.

The Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah, literally meaning "head of the year," started at sunset on Friday and ends at dawn on Sunday. The Jewish community in Poland and worldwide will celebrate the coming of the year 5781. According to Jewish tradition, that is how many years have elapsed since the creation of Earth and mankind.