jewish american heritage month

Obama To Jews: Shared Values Compel Support For Israel


Washington - President Obama came to Washington’s most politically connected synagogue Friday (May 22)  with a dual mission — to celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month and to mark the first “Solidarity Sabbath,” a campaign against anti-Semitism.

President Obama speaks at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington as part of Jewish American Heritage Month. RNS

Obama on Jews and American History: A Speech Worth Remembering

Shame on me for not knowing that May was Jewish American Heritage Month.  To be sure, it lacks the profile of Black History Month, but apparently in Washington it’s a big deal.  I was reminded of that when I read about Obama’s closing remarks at the White House on Wednesday, when he took pains to highlight the central anecdote of historian Jonathan Sarna’s new book, “When General Grant Expelled the Jews.”

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