Saturday, April 29, 2017
President Trump proclaims May 'Jewish American Heritage Month'
President Donald Trump proclaimed May as Jewish American Heritage Month in a press release Friday.
"During Jewish American Heritage Month, we celebrate our Nation's strong American Jewish heritage, rooted in the ancient faith and traditions of the Jewish people," Trump said.
Trump mentioned that the Jewish people have left "an indelible mark on American culture" through an ethical code and "tikkun olam" or repairing the world.
He also stated that Jews came to America to escape persecution and violence and that American Jews have stood for "human freedom, equality, and dignity."
Trump plans to celebrate the connection between the Jewish people and the United States with his Jewish daughter, Ivanka, and his son-in law Jared Kushner, he said.