You might not know it, but May of each year is designated as Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM). Annual proclamations have been made by presidents Bush (43), Obama, Trump, and now Biden. JAHM is to celebrate the inspiring history of Jewish people in America; educate diverse public audiences about Jewish culture; and spark crucial conversations about the American Jewish present and future. Learn about President Joe Biden’s proclamation in the article linked below.
Quote: “As our nation strives to heal these wounds and overcome these challenges, let us acknowledge and celebrate the crucial contributions that Jewish Americans have made to our collective struggle for a more just and fair society; leading movements for social justice, working to ensure that the opportunities they have secured are extended to others, and heeding the words of the Torah, ‘Justice, justice shall you pursue.’
“A central concept in Judaism, ‘l’dor v’dor,’ or ‘from generation to generation,’ recognizes both the continuity of the Jewish people and the intergenerational responsibility we have to heal the world for our children. During Jewish American Heritage Month, we honor Jewish Americans, who, inspired by Jewish values and American ideals, have engaged in the ongoing work of forming a more perfect union.”
Sources: Wikipedia, The Times of Israel
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