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September 13, 2012 6:20 pm

In Rosh Hashana Greeting President Obama Calls for Tolerance and Reconciliation (VIDEO)

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President Obama delivers his Rosh Hashana message. Photo: Screenshot.

The White House released a video clip Thursday afternoon of President Obama’s Rosh Hashana greeting for the Jewish New Year celebration.

In it, the President called for tolerance and reconciliation saying, “At a time when our public discourse can too often seem harsh; when society too often focuses on what divides us instead of what unites us; I hope that Americans of all faiths can take this opportunity to reach out to those who are less fortunate; to be tolerant of our neighbors; and to recognize ourselves in one another.”

The President, who is in the midst of a tough campaign against presidential rival Mitt Romney who has criticized him over his handling of the U.S. relationship with Israel, finished with a personal message from his family saying, “I wish you and your families a sweet year full of health, happiness, and peace. L’Shana Tovah.”

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  • Mel

    As an American-American, I wish to compare President Obama’s ability to smoothly deliver whatever sugar-coated words his political handlers place on his teleprompter with all the er’s, uh’s and um’s that dominate his replies to so many impromptu questions. What kind of law professors cannot express coherent thoughts without direct programming? Shouldn’t we be terrified our commander-in-chief is a coward? How many Americans are dead and injured by Obama long refusal to order Bin Laden’s death? Throughout history, bowing by a ruler has signaled submission and surrender. Are all Obama’s bows now getting us killed?

  • Girl

    Health, Peace and Love of Jesus Christ, Son of The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – To All

  • Guy

    I am a Jewish American and I thanked President Obama for his Rosh Hashana greeting.