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Obama Rosh Hashana Greeting: L'Shana Tova (VIDEO)

Huffington Post   First Posted: 11/18/09 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:05 PM ET

President Obama recorded a greeting to Jews around the world who will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, beginning at sundown Friday. "L'shana tova, tikatevu," Obama said, speaking in Hebrew. "May you have a good year, and may you be inscribed for blessings in the book of life."

Obama talks about the meaning of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and why during this time of year all people should work to "heal old divisions, seek new understandings and come together to build a better world for our children and grandchildren."

He also uses the opportunity to push for the peace process in Israel and why during the holidays, "We dedicate ourselves to the work of repairing this world."

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Obama also delivered a message to the Muslim world at the start of Ramadan.

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