ALBANY (Sep. 5)
Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller greeted the State’s Jewish citizens on the occasion of Rosh Hashana. “The Jewish New Year,” he said, “is an occasion for Americans of all creeds who live up to the ideals upon which our republic was founded to manifest their sincere friendship for their Jewish fellow citizens.”
“Our free institutions depend immutably upon the harmonious association of persons of all races, origins and creeds,” the Governor’s message continued. “Each and every group has had a part in building the greatness of America, its progress and strength. During these sacred days in the Jewish calendar, it is fitting that we acknowledge the great contributions of the Jewish people to the material and spiritual growth of our nation.”
“The steadfastness of the Jewish people through centuries of dispersion provides a profound lesson to all freedom-loving people,” the message concluded.