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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Vietnam – A Jewish Chaplain’s Impact

A regular JIG reader sent in a link to this touching article from Tablet Magazine. It’s about Chaplain Meir Engel’s inspirational interaction with Pvt Richard Eisenberg, an MP in 1964, Soc Trang, Vietnam, which changed Pvt Eisenberg’s life. LtCol Engel was the first Jewish Chaplain in Vietnam, who later died in Vietnam and is memorialized on the Jewish Chaplain’s Monument, at […]

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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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