Trump sets aside May 2017 as ‘Jewish American Heritage Month’

Trump noted that “the achievements of American Jews are felt throughout American society and culture,” while establishing May 2017 as Jewish-American Heritage Month. 

US President Donald Trump proclaimed May 2017 to be Jewish-American Heritage Month, celebrating the “strong American Jewish heritage, rooted in the ancient faith and traditions of the Jewish people.”

“I, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2017 as Jewish American Heritage Month,” Trump declared in a statement.

“I call upon all Americans to celebrate the heritage and contributions of American Jews and to observe this month with appropriate programs, activities and ceremonies.”

Trump also briefly covered the significant and positive influence that American Jews have had on the US.

“The achievements of American Jews are felt throughout American society and culture, in every field and in every profession,” Trump continued, adding that the Jewish people “have left an indelible mark on American culture.”

“Today, it is manifested in the towering success Jewish people have achieved in America through a unique synthesis of respect for heritage and love of country,” Trump elaborated.

“In every aspect of the country’s cultural, spiritual, economic, and civic life, American Jews have stood at the forefront of the struggles for human freedom, equality, and dignity, helping to shine a light of hope to people around the globe.”

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The president also highlighted the contribution of Jews more than 100 years before the founding of the United States in 1776.

“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,” Trump noted.

Most recently, Trump gave an address at the US Holocaust Museum in Washington DC in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

By: World Israel News Staff