Monday, May 01, 2017

Trump Declares May As Jewish American Heritage Month

The Times of Israel and JTA both report that on Friday President Trump issued a Proclamation designating May as Jewish American Heritage Month.  Similar Proclamations have been issued by presidents since 2006.  The Proclamation, which specifically mentions Trump's daughter Ivanka, his son-in-law Jared and his grandchildren all of whom are Jewish, reads in part:
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. The small band of Dutch Jews who first immigrated in 1654, seeking refuge and religious liberty, brought with them their families, their religion, and their cherished customs, which they have passed on from generation to generation.
When the full text of the Proclamation becomes available on the White House website, I will link to it.

UPDATE: Here is the full text of the Proclamation.