May 2020 -- Iyar-Sivan 5780,  Volume 26, Issue 5

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May is Jewish American Heritage Month

May is designated as Jewish American Heritage Month, as  The Library of Congress, National Archives  and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,  join in paying tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who have helped form the fabric of American history, culture and society.

 

Currently, it is the 14th year of celebration. President Donald Trump signed the  Jewish American Heritage Month 2020 proclamation on April 29.

 

“Throughout history, the Jewish people have demonstrated an unbreakable spirit, overcoming suffering, cruel oppression, violence, and bigotry. Tragically, Jewish men, women and children continue to face anti-Semitic discrimination, persecution, and violence today, and Jewish institutions and places of worship remain targets of vandalism and destruction,” Trump wrote.

 

“This month, we reaffirm our commitment to never compromise our steadfast support for the Jewish community, our rejection of anti-Semitic bigotry, and our disdain for malicious attacks of hatred. Jewish Americans strengthen, sustain, and inspire our country through dedication to family, respect for cherished traditions, and commitment to the values of justice and equality that unite Americans of every faith and background. We give thanks for the profound contributions that Jewish Americans continue to make to our society, and way of life.”