US Secretary of State wishes Jews a 'Shana Tova'

'I wish the American Jewish community and our Jewish friends around the world a Happy and Sweet New Year,' Secretary Pompeo tweets.

Ido Ben Porat,

Mike Pompeo
Mike Pompeo
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wished Jews a “Shana Tova” ahead of Rosh Hashanah.

“On the eve of #RoshHashanah, I wish the American Jewish community and our Jewish friends around the world a Happy and Sweet New Year. #ShanaTova,” he tweeted.

His wishes for the new year join those of US President Donald Trump, who spoke last week with rabbis and leaders of US Jewish communities, giving his best wishes for the new year.

“To many rabbis, the Jewish leaders, and friends who are on the line, I am delighted to wish you Shana Tova, a sweet new year. And you’ll have many others. We really enjoy being with you. It’s something I enjoy each year. May you be inscribed in the Book of Life,” Trump said.

“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.”

“This afternoon, I want to express my deep admiration and gratitude for the extraordinary contributions of the Jewish people to the United States and to the world,” he added.

Trump noted that his “connection to Judaism is also personal.”

“I am the very proud father of a Jewish daughter, Ivanka, and my son-in-law, who I’m very proud of also — I will say that very loudly — Jared, and my several Jewish grandchildren, namely three beautiful Jewish grandchild that I love,” he said.








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