“The Jewish people have proven their genius for fine co-operation,” stated President C. alvin Coolidge in his message to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on the occasion of the approaching New Year.
The message reads as folllows:
“Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which this year begins on the evening of September 28th, is one of the most notable anniversaries in the Jewish calendar. It is an occasion, too, of much interest to non-Jewish people. To the Jews of this country it brings an eloquent reminder of the good fortune that has attended them under American institutions which assure equality of opportunity to all good citizens. They are to be congratulated on the splendid spirit with which they have assimilated the purposes and aspirations of this country’s policy. In a nation whose laws know no favored race or group or religion, the have won their way because they have proved their genius for fine co-operation in the common interest.
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