(JTA) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey will start the Jewish New Year as a new dad.
Frey and his wife, Sarah Clarke, had a baby girl, Frida Jade, on Thursday, the day before the beginning of Rosh Hashanah.
“Nothing prepared us for the love we already feel. She’s a radiant light in our lives,”the Jewish mayor tweeted in announcing the birth. “For us, her birth leading into Rosh Hashanah symbolizes new beginnings and hope in the midst of tough days. She’s our reminder of a better tomorrow.”
The tweet included a photo of the newborn, one with mom and one with both parents.
The couple had announced their pregnancy on Twitter in March, asking rhetorically: “Is there an appropriate way to announce a pregnancy during a global pandemic?”
Frey entered the national spotlight when President Donald Trump called him a “lightweight mayor” after Frey announced that his city would not cover the costs of Trump’s security for a rally there. Fans later referred to him as “the hot mayor.”