[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1998, Book II)]
[September 15, 1998]
[Page 1590]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Message on the Observance of Rosh Hashana, 1998
September 15, 1998

    Warmest greetings to all who are celebrating Rosh Hashana.
    Each year during this season of promise and renewal, the stirring 
sound of the shofar resonates in the air--a sacred summons calling Jews 
across America and around the world to celebrate the anniversary of 
God's creation of the world and the birth of a new year. Jews welcome 
this time of spiritual reawakening as a means to reaffirm their 
relationship with God and to prepare them for the joys and challenges of 
the coming year.
    As the beginning of the High Holy Days, Rosh Hashana is a time of 
intense prayer and serious reflection; but it is also a time of 
rejoicing in the promises of the future and of renewed commitment to God 
and loved ones.
    Hillary joins me in extending best wishes to all for a joyous 
celebration and for a year sweet with happiness and peace.

                                                            Bill Clinton