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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Normandy Kaddish Project

A week from today, on June 6th, the world will pause to remember the hundreds of thousands of troops who fought in the D-Day invasion, including the thousands who gave their lives on the beaches of Normandy. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the invasion and, thanks to the follow through of one man, synagogues across the United States […]

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The Meaning of Memorial Day

Go read this article from Chaplain Frommer over at Tablet Magazine right now. Then share it with your friends. He really captures the dilemma of contemplating Memorial Day. Every year I struggle to convey the real meaning of Memorial Day to my friends and family (and anyone who will listen). It goes beyond the idea of using it as an […]

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Review: America in Still Life

Over the years, I have been occasionally contacted by individuals that share their story of Jewish service or one of a friend or family member. Some of these are as simple as a reference to service mixed in with a thank you, but others give an amazing glimpse into the life of a Jewish service member. Last month I was […]

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