After the announcement of the passing of former President George H.W. Bush at age 94, Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, issued the following statement:

“President George H.W. Bush dedicated his life to public service and his country. His tenure in the White House and years in the public eye represent a time when politicians could be civil even when they vehemently disagreed. This is best exemplified in his letter left on the Oval Office desk for former President Bill Clinton. In finding the words expressing support and hoping the best for his political opponent after the biggest loss of his career, President Bush demonstrated an ethic he believed and all of us should remember – that the success of our country and preservation of our Constitution is more important than success at the ballot box.

“On behalf of everyone at Interfaith Alliance. I extend our condolences and send comfort to his family as we join the nation in mourning former President Bush.”

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