Jewish Service in WWII

I recently stumbled across a very interesting website from the University of Michigan titled, When Jews Were GIs: World War II and the Remaking of American Jewry. It is actually an online adaptation of a lecture, delivered by Deborah Dash Moore (author of G.I. Jews), to the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. The lecture doesn’t […]

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Uncle Sam Wants to Buy YOU Some Gefilte Fish

Camouflage tallit, Shabbat candles, Gefilte Fish, and even a Torah scroll. These are a few of the things you can actually order from the Defense Logistics Agency. More specifically, you can order the items through The Chaplains’ Corner, on the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) website. It’s no Amazon.com, so it is a little more complicated that just logging on […]

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The Jews of Iwo Jima

Yesterday marked the 60th anniversary of the start of the battle for Iwo Jima. I thought it appropriate to spotlight some news and information about the Jews who fought and died in the five-week battle between 70,000 American Marines (1,500 of which were Jewish) and an unknown number of deeply entrenched Japanese defenders. The Metro West Daily writes about Sam […]

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Paul Canin

2nd Lt., U.S. Army Air Corps In October 1942, at the age of 19, Paul Canin enlisted in the Army Air Corps and attended basic training at Randolph Field in San Antonio, Texas.  At his gunnery school, Canin learned how to shoot .50 caliber machine guns from various types of gun turrets.  Following his gunnery training he attended tech school […]

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