WASHINGTON (Sep. 14)
Greeting to American Jewry on behalf of the Republican and Democratic Parties in the United States were issued here today by their national chairmen on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah which starts at sundown this Friday.
Leonard W. Hall, chairman of the Republican National Committee, said in his message; “My heartfelt greetings to all Americans of Jewish faith on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah, 5716. The efforts of our President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, to relieve international tension and bring peace to a strife-torn world is at last approaching realization. May your prayers be heard and our country be permitted to enjoy the fruits of her prosperity in tranquility and mankind dwell in the security of a lasting peace.
“May the New Year also bless the efforts of our President and Secretary of State to settle the strife between Israel and her neighbors, so that peace should come to the Holy Land and Israel shall be able to go on unhampered with her valiant efforts to make the desert bloom, to bring enlightenment and progress to the entire region and enrich humanity with great spiritual values as in the days of the ancient prophets.”
Paul M. Butler, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said: “The occasion of Rosh Hashanah affords an opportunity to pay tribute to the contributions of those of Jewish faith to our national task of building a stronger and better America. It also affords us an occasion to express our devout hope that the forthcoming year will see progress toward an era in which men and women of all faiths and all nationalities can live together in peace and tranquility, when the guns can be stilled so that the work of rebuilding the birthplace of Judaism can go forward unhampered by strife and discord.
“Let us also hope that in our own land there will be a lessening of suspicion and hatred and a fuller realization by all of us that the freedom of our own nation rests upon the freedom of the individual and deep respect for the basic rights of all of the children of God Let us hope that in the forthcoming year, America will truly be a land of opportunity for all of its citizens.”