JTA – President Donald Trump proclaimed May Jewish Heritage Month.
In a statement issued Monday by the White House, Trump said that “Jewish Americans have helped guide the moral character of our nation.”
President George W. Bush first proclaimed May Jewish Heritage Month in 2006, and his successors have followed suit.
The statement also said: “They have maintained a strong commitment to engage deeply in American society while also preserving their historic values and traditions. Their passion for social justice and showing kindness to strangers is rooted in the beliefs that God created all people in his image and that we all deserve dignity and peace. These beliefs have inspired Jewish Americans to build mutual-support societies, hospitals, and educational institutions that have enabled them and their fellow Americans to advance American society.”
He added: “Through their actions, they have made the world a better place.”
Trump also wrote that the “contributions of the Jewish people to American society are innumerable, strengthening our Nation and making it more prosperous.”