According to a Clinton campaign aide, Clinton joined a call with Director of Jewish Outreach Sarah Bard and Rabbi Julie Schonfeld “to wish the community ‘Shana Tovah’ and thank them for the work they have been doing on the ground to organize their communities.” The call came 48 hours before the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
Clinton spoke of her deep appreciation for the late Israeli prime minister Shimon Peres, at whose funeral her husband will speak on Friday. Listening to Peres was “like listening to a psalm,” Clinton said, according to one participant.
The former secretary of state also said she and Netanyahu discussed her commitment to Israel’s security, to continue working for peace, and to protecting Israel from delegitimization in international arenas.
Clinton referred to the role faith has played in her own life, the aide said, citing the Prophet Micah’s words of “do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God.”
During a season of repentance and reflection, Clinton added, everyone should be thinking about how to “build a country that is consistent with our best selves, our highest ideals and values, a country that has a place for everyone.”
So again, the message all comes back to Hamilton, really.
Anne Gearan contributed to this report.