Rabbi Gittelsohn’s Iwo Jima Eulogy

The following is the text from a sermon given by Rabbi Steven Rein of Agudas Achim Synagogue in Alexandria, VA. For the second time in recent memory, the festival of Shavuot, and more specifically, the recitation of Yizkor, coincides with Memorial Day. Today, we recall not only parents, children, siblings, friends, and family, but more than one million men and […]

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A Visit to Normandy

The following is the account of a visit to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France from reader Lou Schwartz: I never knew these men; they had died 4 years before I was born. They now rested on a high plateau overlooking the beach where they perished.  A beach that in 1944 was an open killing ground providing some shelter about 400 […]

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