Jewish students in California‘s 51st Congressional District will not be offered the same opportunity to explore a career as a military officer as their Christian counterparts, thanks to U.S. Representative Juan Vargas (D-CA). Why? Because Congressman Vargas, in an egregious affront to his constituents of the Jewish faith, has scheduled his district’s “Service Academy Night” for September 26, the Jewish High Holy Day of Rosh Hashanah, excluding observant Jews from the opportunity of meeting with officers from the various service branches and learning about the U.S. military service academies!
Despite a demand from MRFF, Congressman Vargas is refusing to change the date of the event, leaving interested Jewish students with only the anti-Semitic sloppy seconds of watching it later on video, with no opportunity to meet the officers or ask questions.
Would the congressman have scheduled such an event on Easter or Christmas or Good Friday? Of course not! But those are the “important” religion’s holy days.
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