President Truman Issues Rosh Hashanah Greetings to Jews of United States
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President Truman Issues Rosh Hashanah Greetings to Jews of United States

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President Truman and members of his cabinet today issued messages of greetings to the Jews of the United States on the occasion of (##)h Hashanah, which will be ushered in on Sunday evening, marking the beginning of the Jewish year 5708.

“Upon this memorable anniversary, I extend to my fellow citizens of the Jewish (##)th sincere greetings for the New Year,” the message of the President said. “Let (##) all, of whatever religious faith, strive together in good works to the end that a (##) peace, based on the essential rights of man, shall reign throughout the world.”

Secretary of War Kenneth C. Royall, in his Rosh Hashanah message, said: “With the coming of Rosh Hashanah on September 15th, the War Department adds its sincere (##)etings to the tide of good wishes extended those of the Hebrew faith everywhere for the New Year, 5708. Throughout the world Israel in the Ten Days of Penitence to the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, a truly great Jewish brotherhood, can meditate (##)a centuries’ old epic of devotion to the cause of all mankind. May they take (##)ewed heart and inspiration, not only from this heritage of an illustrious past, (##) from their heroic attentions to a trying present. Men and women of every faith (##) them in their prayers and aspirations for a new, a better and a happier era.”

The National Jewish Welfare Board today announced that its preparations for the High Holy Day needs of Jewish men in service have been completed, and that religious supplies have reached installations in Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Hawaii, the Mariannas, Germany, Italy and Austria. JWB has shipped 1,200 prayer shawls to Jewish GIs in Korea and Japan–one for each man. These are in addition to thousands of greeting cards, prayer books, leaflets and other sundry supplies.

Marshalling to its aid the services of 100 auxiliary chaplains, the JWB will (##)ve the needs not only of men in military and naval installations in this country (##) will give special attention to GI patients in Veterans Administration Hospitals. (##) each of these facilities–and in all Army-Navy General Hospitals–services will be conducted by a JWB worker, a chaplain or a rabbi.

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