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  • President Donald J. Trump wants this to be a new year of shalom, salaam, peace

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Shalom. Salaam. Peace. In Judaism, the word peace is found in the common greeting Shalom Aleichem. In the Muslim world, As-Salaam-Alaikum, or “peace be with you,” is similarly used. The Jewish High Holy Days are upon us and in the machzor (the prayer book for the High Holy Days), the word “Shalom” appears…

  • At a time of Jewish introspection, Donald Trump offers hope

    NEW YORK (JTA) — As my family and I prepare for Rosh Hashanah, we look back with grateful hearts for the brachot, blessings, in our lives. We take time to reflect on the joys and the challenges, the ups and downs, that we experienced during the previous year. To me, a meaningful observance of Rosh Hashanah and…

  • Donald Trump is a visionary with talents our country needs

    (JTA invited supporters of the five leading Republican and Democratic contenders for their parties’ presidential nomination to submit opinion pieces in support of their candidate. Other responses can be found here.) (JTA) — I am executive vice president and chief legal officer of The Trump Organization. I have been working with Donald Trump for over…