WASHINGTON - RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chair Sharon Day released the following statement ahead of the beginning of Rosh Hashanah:
"As Jewish families across the country and around the world mark the start of Rosh Hashanah at sundown today, we wish them a happy New Year," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.
"This is a time of reflection and renewal, when those of the Jewish faith will celebrate the rich traditions that have endured not just for generations but for millennia. Americans of all faiths share in the hopes for a brighter, better year ahead.
"At this time we are especially mindful of those marking the new year in Israel. In a time of confusion and conflict, it is more critical than ever that we here in America stand in an unbreakable alliance with our friends in Israel."
"America draws its strength from faith and family, and we are reminded of that today," said RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day. "On this holiday, we pray for peace at home and abroad--and we wish those of the Jewish faith a happy and healthy New Year. L'shanah tovah."
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