George Washington on Judaism


In 1789, Congregation Mickve Israel in Savannah, Georgia received a letter from President George Washington which stated in part:

“May the same wonder-working Deity who long since delivering the Hebrews from their Egyptian oppressors, planted them in the promised land — whose providential agency has lately been conspicuous in establishing these United States as an independent nation — still continue to water them with the dews of Heaven and to make the inhabitants of every denomination participate in the temporal and spiritual blessing of that people whose God is Jehovah.”


Source: Georgia Historical Commission plaque outside Congregation Mickve Israel.