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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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January 30, 2012
Hatzluche
Mazel Tov for the new appointment. We are all here proud of you!
Racheli & Eliezer Tauber
Elad, Israel
January 2, 2012
Mazal Tov
Edward Klarberg
Pomona, NY
chabadconejo.com
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.
Andie Kabacinski
Livonia, MI
December 18, 2011
Congratulations
Congrats from a Jewsih Navy Reserve Captain. Also the Navy reserve "Lt. Col." is actually a Commander.
Lee Tabenken
Falmouth, MD
chabadofmaine.com
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.
Anonymous
Longmeadow, MA
lya.org
December 15, 2011
Newest Army Chaplain
Congratulations!! I am sad we have no Rabbi at Fort Riley Kansas
Kathy Smith
Junction City/Fort Rikley, Kansas/USA
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!
Jaclyn Barnes
Jerusalem, Israel
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.
Ann Throckmorton
Riverdale, GA/USA
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