Female Yeshiva Student to Attend West Point

Rachelle David – of the North Shore Hebrew Academy High School in Great Neck, New York – will attend the United Stated Military Academy at West Point this fall. This news made the headlines recently mostly because she will be the first female Orthodox yeshiva graduate to attend West Point. Perhaps the highest profile article was in the New York Times. This […]

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2015 Normandy Kaddish Project

For the second year, the Normandy Kaddish Project is requesting that people around the country and the world say kaddish at Shabbat services on June 5th for those that fell in the vicious fighting in 1944 at Normandy. June 6th is the anniversary of D-Day, when the Allied invasion of Normandy began. There are 149 American Jewish graves at the Normandy American Cemetery. These names […]

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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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Rabbi Aaron Landes, RADM (Ret) Z”L

Rabbi Aaron Landes, a retired Rear Admiral and former chairman of the Jewish Welfare Board, passed away last week at his home in Elkins Park, PA after a long battle with leukemia. Rabbi Landes had a long and distinguished career devoted to Jewish service both in and out of the military. He was involved in the creation of the Jewish […]

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New Military Siddur to be Released

The JTA reports that the Jewish Welfare Board will be releasing a new version of the military issue siddur during its annual conference this week. The current siddur was last revised in 1956 and is the only officially military issued siddur in use that can be ordered through the military supply system. Chaplains and lay leaders sometimes use off-the-shelf siddurim […]

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