Entries by Iryna Apple

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 […]

Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

On January 27, 1945 a group of soldiers from the Soviet army liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in Poland. Today marks the 75th anniversary of that liberation. The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America calls on Jews and non-Jews around the world to remember the over one million people who were killed at […]

No Longer Missing in America

By Larry Jasper Thanks to the Missing in America program, a special internment ceremony on September 26 brought 12 veterans and five spouses of veterans to their final resting place at Sarasota National Cemetery in Florida. The remains of these individuals were unclaimed for as long as 14 years before this ceremony. More than 400 […]

Students, Veterans Celebrate True Meaning of Veterans Day

By Larry Katz Veterans Day events were more than just opportunities for barbeques and family get-togethers for Congregation Shaarey Zedek (CSZ) Religious School students. A new program started this year to ensure students remember and honor Jewish veterans. This joint venture between the CSZ Religious School and the Jewish War Veterans Department of Michigan took […]