Sunday, September 09, 2018

Trump Holds Pre-Rosh Hashanah Conference Call With Rabbis

Rosh Hashanah begins this evening. The White House has posted a transcript of President Trump's annual conference call with Jewish faith leaders and rabbis held on Thursday. The President said in part:
I send my warmest wishes to the Jewish people in the United States and around the world as we approach the High Holy Days. The Jewish practice of reflection, atonement, and remembrance during this holy period not only strengthens Jewish communities, but inspires all Americans.
 The Forward reports:
President Trump’s annual pre-Rosh Hashanah phone call to Jewish groups on Thursday lasted only 20 minutes but featured four allies singing his praises to an audience far more right-wing than calls under past administrations.
UPDATE: The President and First Lady also, in a Sept. 9  press release, sent greetings to those celebrating Rosh Hashanah.