On Sunday, President Barack Obama reflected on the “great privilege” of working with the Jewish community, in his final Rosh Hashana message as president.
In a video address, Obama referred to Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust memoirist and Nobel Peace Laureate, and Shimon Peres, the former Israeli president and prime minister, both who died this year. He had sought advice during his two terms from both men. He also referred to his trip to Israel in 2013, where he prayed at the Western Wall, and the tradition he instituted of holding Passover seders at the White House. [Via The Jerusalem Post]