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President Trump used the occasion of the National Day of Prayer to honor a number of faith heroes, but most importantly he was able to bring to the stage with him three survivors of the Poway, California, synagogue shooting, which happened just last week.
In a just world, this ceremony would bring to a close forever the hateful myth that President Trump is anti-Semitic. That won’t happen, but for those of us who love the president and this great country it was one more opportunity to thank God for his blessings even amid tragedy.
“We mourn the loss of one extraordinary member of the [Poway] congregation, Lori Gilbert Kaye, who stood in front of the shooter and gave life to protect her rabbi,” the president said. “This morning we are privileged to be in the presence of heroes who raced after the murderer and helped disrupt the attack at the Poway synagogue — Army veteran Oscar Stewart and Border Patrol agent Jonathan Morales.”
Both of those gentlemen were given an opportunity to speak and did so wisely, talking about confronting evil and doing good deeds. Then President Trump spontaneously called up Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who was himself a hero who was shot twice and lost several fingers in the attack.
“We need to go back to the basics and introduce a moment of silence in all public schools so that children from early childhood on could recognize that there’s more good to the world, that they are valuable, that there is accountability and every human being is created in God’s image. If something good can come out of this terrible terrible horrific event let us bring back a moment of silence to our public school system.”
Then in a heartfelt gesture, the rabbi thanked America and President Trump, whom he called “a mensch par excellence.” That brought a smile to the president’s face because he knows there is no greater honor among Jews than to be a mensch — a real human being, a person of honor and integrity.
“Mr. President, when you called me I was at home weeping. You were the first person who began my healing. You help people in their worst of times, and I’m so grateful for that.”
May the haters who try to destroy President Trump learn from the rabbi and turn to the light.
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