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Legislators on both sides of the political aisle are pushing for the construction of a national Jewish chaplains’ memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, and judging by a unanimous House of Representatives vote in favor of larger bill containing the prov...
In September 1990 I went off to defend a country that I was prohibited from entering. The “Jewish” on my dog tag remained as clear and unmistakable as the American star on the hood of every Army truck . . .
"Wow! He's a hero!" I guess. "You mean he actually can shoot a gun?" I'd hope so! "Did he kill anyone?" I'm not about to ask but I suppose he did. "Is he a general?" No, he's a corporal. "Does he wear a dog tag? What are they for anyhow?" Um...
I guess when something is truly right for you, no matter how impractical or out of the ordinary it may seem, you find yourself doing what you are meant to do...
[By the Grace of G‑d Winter, 5704 [1944] Brooklyn] Greetings and Blessings! YouIgros Kodesh, Vol. 1, p. 220, Letter 124. have no doubt duly received all the printed matter that we mailed you.The Rebbe originally wrote this letter in the Holy Tongue at the...
Part 1: Tour in Korea
Mr. Bernard Cytryn arrived in the United States in 1946. Having been liberated from the concentration camps by US soldiers, he wished to repay the kindness, and enlisted in the US Army. Before shipping off to Korea in 1950, he had a private audience with ...
A few days before Yom Kippur in 1964, a sudden request came to 770 from a Jew who worked on a US Air force base in Greenland, to send a Shliach there to conduct the Yom Kippur services. Rabbi Shmuel Lew was called to duty.
Letter No. 187:
This letter is addressed to R. Avraham Goldberg from Fort Bragg, N.C. B”H, 13 Nissan, 5705 Greetings and blessings, Thank you very much for sending us the list of the members of Histadrus HaRabbonim serving in the armed services. We are happy to see your ...
Rabbi Henry Isaacs served as rabbi on Bangor, Maine, for close to forty years. In 1958, he was a rabbinical student at Yeshiva University, and was engaged to be married. He had plans to enter the Armed Forces and join the Air Force. His father wouldn’t ag...
Rabbi Menachem Stern has wanted to be an army chaplain since August 2008, when he came across a Jewish news site that got him thinking it was the right job for him. Halfway through an introductory meeting, he texted his wife to tell her, “I think I’ve fou...
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