The American Jewish Soldier Who Brought Democracy to Japan

Colonel Charles Kades spent most of his overseas service during World War II in Europe. He landed in Southern France on D-Day, and participated in the multiple campaigns and the battle for Rhineland. But it was in Japan that Kades would leave his legacy. A native of Newburgh, N.Y., he arrived in Japan one week before the Japanese surrender aboard the U.S.S Missouri. […]

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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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