11/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

WATCH: Obama calls for peace ahead of Rosh Hashanah

In a Rosh Hashanah greeting to Jews the world over, U.S. President Barack Obama called for the rejection of "the impulse to harden ourselves to others' suffering," urging empathy and "compassion to those in need."

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