101 Facts About Jews in the Military

Well, not quite 101, but Aish posted an article for Memorial Day that contains a number of interesting facts and tidbits about Jewish military service. Among them:

  • George Washington directly commanded 40 Jewish soldiers.

  • Every adult Jewish male in Charleston, South Carolina, fought for independence.

  • Judah Philip Benjamin served both as Secretary of War and Secretary of State for the Confederacy. The Confederate States of America (CSA) had at least 23 Jewish-American staff officers.

While it would have been nice to see the sources for some of these tidbits, it is still an interesting collection of information. Check out the full list over at Aish.com.