Today is the Jewish holiday of Rosh HaShanah—the start of the New Year.
To my Jewish and Christian supporters alike, “Shanah Tovah Umetukah!” (May you have a good and sweet New Year).
Given the political turmoil both the United States and Israel face, with growing negative influence from the freshman “Squad” in Congress that seeks to diminish and even attack both nations and Judeo-Christian values, to the challenges President Trump will face in the wake of the Democrats’ vindictive impeachment agenda, you might find it difficult to be optimistic.
People who do good, and are just in their treatment of others, will face tough times at the hands of those who want to do us harm. However, good always prevails.
God commands us in the Torah, “Justice, justice, you shall pursue!”
The command is a joint task that we are obligated to take on.
For Jews, pursuing justice brings us closer to God.
And having traveled the world over the last few years, speaking with Christians and Jews and seeing their passion for our shared values . . . I confidently maintain my optimism and enthusiasm for our New Year.
So whether you are Jewish or Christian, celebrate tonight, if for no other reason than to recognize that we stand together to protect our nation, and to protect our culture.
Thank you again for all that you do.