Houghtaling and Downey Introduce Resolution to Honor Jewish Holidays Statewide

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Following the beginning of Rosh Hashana this week, Monmouth County Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey have introduced a Joint Resolution that would honor the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and Passover in the State of New Jersey.

The Resolution (AJR-123) designates the two days following the first sunset of Rosh Hashana, the day following the first sunset of Yom Kippur, and the two days following the first sunset of Passover as special days of recognition in New Jersey, and honors the particular significance of these holidays to the Jewish people.

“We have more than half a million Jewish people in New Jersey, the fourth-largest Jewish population in the country,” said Houghtaling (D-Monmouth), “That is why we want to ensure their holidays and traditions are given their due respect.”

“Our state is blessed with a very diverse unique population, which is something we should celebrate,” said Downey (D-Monmouth), “This Resolution helps do just that, and ensures that these holidays are recognized for their importance to the Jewish people.”

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