A Jewish Army officer from Arkansas City, Kansas, a Baptist preacher from Kentucky, a single prayer book and a war-ravaged Pacific island: these are not the ingredients for most traditional Rosh Hashanah services. But in 1943, they came together to create an extraordinary experience. Captain Elliott Davis described the experience in a beautifully written “Dear Rabbi” letter.
Leopold Karpeles received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Wilderness Campaign on May 6, 1864.
On March 15, 1896, 63 Civil War Union veterans of the Jewish faith answered a call to meet at the Lexington Avenue Opera House in… Read More »Hebrew Union Veterans Association Minutes
Master Sgt. Aaron Kliatchko will be honored with a formal funeral on Friday, June 29, 2018, 10:00am, at Arlington National Cemetery. Reception follows at museum… Read More »Master Sgt. Aaron Kliatchko, WWII POW, to be honored at Arlington National Cemetery
A body of an American solider lying peacefully in the snow in a battlefield in Belgium. A Jewish boy in Brooklyn orphaned twice by World… Read More »A Soldier, An Orphan, and a Photographer
Tex Blair and Seymour Samuels share their Passover experiences while serving in Vietnam. The two helped prepare for the arrival of star tenor Richard Tucker,… Read More »The New York Opera Star at the Saigon Seder