2016 Normandy Kaddish Project

Photo: Alan Weinschel

Each year, the Normandy Kaddish Project asks synagogues across the nation to say kaddish for those who lost their lives in World War II at Normandy and are buried at the Normandy American Cemetery. This year, the Shabbat closest to the anniversary of D-Day will begin on June 3rd. There are 149 American Jewish graves at the Normandy American Cemetery. These […]

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2015 Normandy Kaddish Project

Photo: Alan Weinschel

For the second year, the Normandy Kaddish Project is requesting that people around the country and the world say kaddish at Shabbat services on June 5th for those that fell in the vicious fighting in 1944 at Normandy. June 6th is the anniversary of D-Day, when the Allied invasion of Normandy began. There are 149 American Jewish graves at the Normandy American Cemetery. These names […]

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DoD Policy on Religious Observance Updated

U.S. Air Force photo/Lance Cheung

The DoD recently updated their “Accommodation of Religious Practices Within the Military Services” directive. The existing directive had been in place since 1988 and was well due for a refresh. Our military has always consisted of members of diverse religious backgrounds, but in an environment that stresses uniformity of appearance the outward expression of that diversity is often hidden. Ironically […]

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Tisha B’Av & Messianic Judaism

Photo: David Frommer

Tablet Magazine has another article by Chaplain David Frommer, this time about his experience during Tisha B’av in Kuwait. He draws a parallel between the catastrophe associated with Tisha B’av and his own unfortunate circumstances. However, after some introspection Frommer comes to realize that even out of destruction comes hope. Knowing little about the holiday other than the fact that […]

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