A Pentagon Chanukah

The Aleph Institute and American Friends of Lubavitch held a special Chanukah event in the Pentagon “Hall of Heroes” on Tuesday. Lieutenant General Thomas J. Trask, USAF, Vice Commander of the Special Operations Command, hosted the event, along with Rear Admiral Herman Shelansky, USN, Chaplain Colonel Jake Goldstein, USA, Chaplain Captain Irving Elson, USN, Deputy Chief Chaplain of the US […]

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New Exhibit at the NMAJMH

On November 11, 2014, the National Museum of American Jewish Military History will be holding a Veterans Day celebration for the opening of their new core exhibit: Jews in the American Military. The museum will be open from 1 to 5 PM. The dedication of the exhibit will be at 3 PM with refreshments to follow. From New Amsterdam in 1654 to Afghanistan today, […]

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Remembering the Jewish Fallen at Normandy

Last week I wrote about the Normandy Kaddish Project, the brainchild of Alan Weinschel, that brought people around the world together in remembering the Jewish service members who gave their lives on the beaches of Normandy. This past Friday Alan spoke to his own congregation in New York. An excerpt from his speech is reprinted here: Today is the 70th anniversary […]

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