Army’s top rabbi returns home

A few weeks ago LTC Mitchell Ackerson, the Army’s top Jewish Chaplain in Iraq, returned home to his family in Baltimore. Rabbi Ackerson left some awfully big shoes to fill in Iraq. The Baltimore Jewish Times recently wrote an incredibly in-depth article about his adventures in Iraq and his heartwarming return to the States. This is kind of the Everything […]

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President establishes Jewish Heritage Week

Yesterday, President Bush proclaimed April 25 through May 2, 2004, as Jewish Heritage Week. From the press release: Over the past three and a half centuries, Jewish Americans have helped shape the history and culture of our Nation. As scientists, physicians, social workers, educators, artists, businessmen, and in many other professions, Jewish citizens have contributed to the strength of our […]

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Five who found faith

The USA Weekend had an interesting article recently on religion in the military, specifically in Iraq. It chronicles five servicemembers who had some experience with their religion while fighting in Iraq. Spc. Joe Kashnow tells his story of being an Orthodox Jew in the Army and his faith in God throughout some harrowing experiences in Iraq.

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