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Newest Army Chaplain Takes Oath of Office

Newest Army Chaplain Takes Oath of Office

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Wearing military dress and sporting a full beard, Rabbi Menachem Stern made history Friday when he was officially sworn-in to the U.S. Army as an officer in its chaplain corps.
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Col. Jacob Goldstein, a Chabad-Lubavitch rabbi who has served as a U.S. Army chaplain for more than three decades under a one-time exception to military grooming policy, speaks at the installation ceremony of Rabbi Menachem Stern.
Col. Jacob Goldstein, a Chabad-Lubavitch rabbi who has served as a U.S. Army chaplain for more than three decades under a one-time exception to military grooming policy, speaks at the installation ceremony of Rabbi Menachem Stern.
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Racheli & Eliezer Tauber Elad, Israel January 30, 2012

Hatzluche Mazel Tov for the new appointment. We are all here proud of you! Reply

Edward Klarberg Pomona, NY via chabadconejo.com January 2, 2012

Mazal Tov Reply

Andie Kabacinski Livonia, MI December 20, 2011

Mazel Tov! To The Newest Army Chaplain.. Congratulations.
I'm so happy for you.
You stood up for what you believed in your heart. Reply

Lee Tabenken Falmouth, MD via chabadofmaine.com December 18, 2011

Congratulations Congrats from a Jewsih Navy Reserve Captain. Also the Navy reserve "Lt. Col." is actually a Commander. Reply

Anonymous Longmeadow, MA via lya.org December 16, 2011

Appointment of Rabbi Stern as Army chaplain Mazal tov! Hatzlehah, and be a light unto the American Army. Grow from strength to strength. Reply

Kathy Smith Junction City/Fort Rikley, Kansas/USA December 15, 2011

Newest Army Chaplain Congratulations!! I am sad we have no Rabbi at Fort Riley Kansas Reply

Jaclyn Barnes Jerusalem, Israel December 14, 2011

Newest Army Chaplin Takes Oath Mazel Tov! We are a people who stand for what, we believe no Matter what the situation! You were told that you had to, get rid of your beard! No you said and stood your ground firmly, now your being. Installed as the next U.S. Army Chaplin! Reply

Ann Throckmorton Riverdale, GA/USA December 13, 2011

Mazel Tov! Congratulations! Way to go! Super! How encouraging to see the success of your persistence in gaining this well-deserved appointment. Reply