President Bush: Jewish American Heritage Month, 2007

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bush1.jpgA Proclamation by the President of the United States of America: The faith and hard work of Jewish Americans have played an integral role in shaping the cultural fabric of America. During Jewish American Heritage Month, we celebrate the vital contributions of Jewish Americans to our Nation.

Throughout our history, Jewish Americans have contributed to the strength of our country and the preservation of our values. The talent and imagination of these citizens have helped our Nation prosper, and their efforts continue to remind us of America’s gift of religious freedom and the blessings of God’s steadfast love. Jewish Americans have worked to promote civil rights and build bridges of mutual understanding among the world’s religions. Their deep commitment to faith and strong ties to family enrich our country and set a positive example for others.

This month is also a time to recognize the sacrifices of Jewish Americans who serve our Nation in the Armed Forces. These brave men and women are dedicated to freedom’s cause, and all those who live in freedom live in their debt.

Jewish American Heritage Month is an opportunity to honor the accomplishments of Jewish-American citizens and to remember that our Nation is a melting pot of cultures. I join all Americans in celebrating the rich Jewish heritage and the many ways Jewish Americans contribute to a bright future for our country.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2007 as Jewish American Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities to honor Jewish Americans across the country.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-first.

GEORGE W. BUSH


11 COMMENTS

  1. look in the sefer “dorash moshe” from hagoan rav moshe feinstien zt”l page 415. drush 10 section of speeches at gatherings. about the u.s.a.

  2. Beware,, always get anxiety when so much attention is paid to Jewish-Americans or American-Jews. Soon there will be complaints that we are not patriotic enough, we observe religion before our country’s nationalism.

  3. I hope that in this case Sayitlikeitis is wrong. Living in a time of galus, however, one certainly would rather lay low.

    Anyone notice the irony of “in the year of our Lord two thousand seven” as part of a proclamation on JEWISH heritage month. I wonder why the ACLU hasn’t had that changed yet to “in the year of our common era two thousand seven”.

  4. I agree with Sayit. We are much better off being very quiet and staying under the radar. With this kind of unnecessary publicity, the non-Jewish world may start really taking notice of “Yeshno Am Echod…V’Doseihem Shonos Mikol Am…,” and other things like the Gemorah in Megilla enumerates, “Shabbos Hayom, Pesach Hayom.”
    It might make us feel good and proud, and it is surely a nice gesture from the President, but in the long run, we are better off B’Hatznaya Leches.

  5. To: sayitlikethis & HaKatan

    I sincerely belive that G.W.Bush is a genuine Ohev Yisroel…We havn’t had a president like that for a long time…

  6. I DON’T LIKE THIS AT ALL

    YES, WE ARE JEWISH, BUT TO GIVE US A MONTH LIKE JEWISH HISTORY MONTH, SOUNDS LIKE THAT WE ARE A MINORITY LIKE BLACKS THAT NEED SYMPATHY.

    I DISPISE THE LIBERALS THAT HAVE TAKEN AWAY, GREAT MEN’S BIRTHDAYS, LIKE LINCOLN’S AND WASHINGTON’S, AND MADE IT PRESIDENTS DAY.

    THIS IS A CHRISTIAN NATION, AND WE ARE STILL IN GALUS, AND ONLY VISITORS. PLEASE KEEP A LOW PROFILE, AND NOT STAND OUT.

  7. THIS is why I love YW so much!
    Its so important for us to have hakaras hatov. For me this means more than fireworks on the 4th or turkey on thanksgiving. It means paying taxes and obeying all the laws of the land. It also means showing respect for America’s leaders.
    I understand that there are people who disagree with a president, after all I spent 8 years disagreeing with almost everything President Clinton did. However, I always called him PRESIDENT and never would show the disrespect shown by the left today. My children were taught to respect our leaders as well.
    That being said I agree with all my fellow bloggers who say we should try and remain under the radar as much as possible.
    President Bush has certainly acted more favorable towards israel than most if not all his predecesors and for that I salute him and YW.

  8. I DONT LIKE IT FOR A DIFFERENT REASON: AS WE ARE IN GOLUS WE ARE SUPPOSED TO KEEP A LOW PROFILE. WHY I AGREE THAT AMERICA IS A MEDINA SHEL CHESSED, ALLOWING US TO PRACTICE YIDDISHKEIT FREELY, IT IS NEVER GOOD WHEN WE HAVE TOO MUCH ADVERTISING DONE ON OUR BEHALF.

    I PRAISE MR. BUSH FOR HIS CONSTANT EFFORTS AT REACHING OUT TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY BUT I HOPE THIS DOESN ‘T BACKFIRE…

  9. Just one more voice to say, Yep. Under the radar is the best. President Bush is to be praised.

    V’ Choosid – agree whole heartedly, though I occaisinally failed with President Clinton, that we need to show and teach our children to have respect for the president. I’ll add to that police and members of the armed services of the U.S. It’s hakaras hatov. Of course, it’s all from Hashem, but there are many thousands of people who risk their lives every day (on a volunteer basis!) for us to enjoy our freedoms.

    We can’t understand what it is to live like we do! Ashreinu!