Entries by Iryna Apple

VA Secretary Wilkie Addresses JWV and JWVA Members at NEC 2020

By Cara Rinkoff The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is stronger than ever before, and is working hard for all veterans. This is just one part of the message delivered by VA Secretary Robert Wilkie when he addressed members of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. during its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on […]

National Commander Weiner Testifies Before Congress

By Cara Rinkoff The Jewish War Veterans National Commander Harvey Weiner testified before a joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees on February 26. Weiner decided to deviate from the typical testimony given by our organization’s commander, and instead submitted our legislative priorities in a written document. For his oral testimony before […]

The Aleph Institute and the JWV

By Larry Jasper I have previously written about my collaboration with Rabbi Irv Elson of the Jewish Welfare Board (JWB) as part of an effort to reach out to veterans while they are still on active duty. Elson has access to Jewish chaplains and lay leaders around the world. The goal is to use those […]

A Special Birthday Celebration

By Barry Lischinsky On Sunday, December 15, members of JWV and the JWVA gathered to celebrate North Shore Post 220 member Lillian Aronson’s 102nd birthday. At the age of 26, Aronson volunteered to join the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC). She became a career soldier, spending the next 20 years on active duty and achieving […]

Searching for Jewish Heroes Along the Seine

By Sheldon Goldberg, Ph.D. A special cruise tour brings together individuals from World War II allied nations for a trip on the Seine from Paris to Normandy. I participated in the inaugural cruise as a lecturer in October of 2017. The passengers on this cruise were from the U.S., Great Britain, Israel, and several other […]

The United States Space Force

By Herb Rosenbleeth The U.S. military now has another branch. The United States Space Force (USSF) is now the sixth branch of the U.S. military. It is the newest armed service since the establishment of the U.S. Air Force in 1947. I had a cousin who served in the Army Air Corp in World War […]

Now Hear This, O Israel

By Captain Arnold E. Resnicoff, Chaplain Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired) On a Navy ship, before an important announcement over the public address system, the boatswain’s mate sounds the bosun’s call with a pipe/whistle, followed by the words, “Now Hear This.” This sound to get our attention always reminded me of the shofar blast, and the […]

How to Fight Anti-Semitism

By Harrison Heller “How to Fight Anti-Semitism” is a must read. Whether you are Jewish or not, this recounting of anti-Semitism and how to fight back is essential. In today’s America, where we thought anti-Semitism was an afterthought until Charlottesville and Pittsburgh, author Bari Weiss gives a chilling and thought-provoking look at this thought virus. […]

Help Find the Families of USS Olympia Crew Members

By John Brady, Flagship Olympia Foundation Board of Directors President The year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The first soldier buried in the Tomb served in World War I. The USS Olympia, a former Navy cruiser, brought the remains of the World War I Unknown Soldier home from […]

Trump Must Apologize for Remarks about Traumatic Brain Injuries

The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America calls on President Donald Trump to apologize for his insensitive remarks about service members who received traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) during a missile attack by Iran on U.S. bases in Iraq on January 8. Trump originally said there were no injuries to any American personnel […]