Entries by Iryna Apple

Military Women Should Support Deborah Sampson Act

By Sheila Berg Women are the fastest growing demographic in the military today. Most jobs are open to military women, but non-acceptance and barriers persist. Women have served as defenders of this country since the American Revolutionary War. Deborah Sampson disguised herself and enlisted in the Continental Army as Timothy Thayer in Middleborough, Massachusetts. She […]

Post 587’s Honor Flight Trip

By Steve Markman A small group from Post 587 in Dayton, Ohio flew to Washington D.C. as part of an Honor Flight on September 7, 2019. The five post members joined more than one hundred others on the trip. There were six World War II veterans, 13 who fought in Korea, and the rest served […]

Commander Honors Britain’s Jewish Troops

By Harvey Weiner, National Commander Each year the JWV National Commander flies across the pond to participate in a special Remembrance Day ceremony and parade with our British counterpart organization, AJEX. The trip typically includes a stop in Brussels for a two-day briefing at SHAPE and NATO, but the organizers canceled that stop this year […]

Steve Krant

Post: Dr. Harvey J. Bloom Post 256 (Dallas, Texas) Military Service: Lt Colonel, USAF Retired (January 1967 to April 1994 — roughly equal parts Active & Reserve) Member Since: 2015 1. Where and when did you serve in the military? – Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ. 1967-69 (various admin & public affairs duties) – Air Force […]

The Bad Rap on Chanukah

By Rabbi Mark L. Winer, JWV National Chaplain Chanukah gets a bad rap. In the Jewish tradition, Chanukah is regarded as a minor holiday. Indeed, for hundreds of years, observant Jews were forbidden from celebrating Chanukah. Those who commemorated the Maccabees’ victory would receive no part of the “World to Come,” according to the Mishnah, […]

JWV Condemns the Anti-Semitic Attack in Jersey City, NJ

The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America (JWV) strongly condemns the anti-Semitic attack on the JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City, New Jersey, which took place on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. We mourn the losses of community members Moshe Deutsch and Douglas Miguel Rodriguez and shop owner Mindy Ferencz. We also mourn […]

JWV Considers Lt. Col. Vindman and all Jewish Service Members Patriots

October 30, 2019 It takes someone with great bravery and love of country to join the Armed Services of the United States. Anyone who does is a patriot – including Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who served honorably in Iraq, received a Purple Heart, and continues his service today. The Jewish War Veterans of the […]

JWV Supports Legislation Pushing Back on Use of Military Funds for Border Wall

October 28, 2019 The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America (JWV) supports the Stopping Executive Overreach on Military Appropriations Act (SEOMA) proposed by U.S. Senator Patty Murray of Washington, as well as Sens. Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Patrick Leahy, and Brian Schatz. JWV supports the portions of the legislation that would require […]