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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An Invitation to Women’s League

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The following is by Anne Nicolson, Women’s League for Conservative Judaism Vice President. I remember so clearly a meeting that took place years ago with a young woman serving in the Air Force. When I learned that she was alone and far away from home, I invited her to join my family for Chanukah. Unfortunately, she was getting ready to go overseas and wouldn’t […]

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Passing the Torch

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As of today, Jews in Green is under new ownership. It’s hard to believe I started the site over a decade ago. The idea initially came from my own difficulties finding Jewish resources as a young enlisted Marine. Over the last 11 years the site has seen much iteration – of both scope and style. Most recently I really trimmed the fat, […]

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Rabbi Gittelsohn’s Iwo Jima Eulogy

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The following is the text from a sermon given by Rabbi Steven Rein of Agudas Achim Synagogue in Alexandria, VA. For the second time in recent memory, the festival of Shavuot, and more specifically, the recitation of Yizkor, coincides with Memorial Day. Today, we recall not only parents, children, siblings, friends, and family, but more than one million men and […]

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A Visit to Normandy

Photo: Alan Weinschel

The following is the account of a visit to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France from reader Lou Schwartz: I never knew these men; they had died 4 years before I was born. They now rested on a high plateau overlooking the beach where they perished.  A beach that in 1944 was an open killing ground providing some shelter about 400 […]

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