Entries by Iryna Apple

He represents the “Greatest Generation”

By PNC COL (ret) Carl Singer I wanted to briefly tell you about Alvin Sussman.  I’m humble and proud to call Alvin my friend – to me he represents the “Greatest Generation.”  Alvin is a World War II combat veteran who, like many, came home from the war and then helped build this great nation. […]

Finding Jewish War Veterans in Dutchess County

by Martin C. Hochhauser, Post 625 Private Herman Siegel Post #625, Poughkeepsie, Jewish War Veterans of the United States, embarked on a project to identify as many Jewish veterans as possible who lived in Dutchess County, NY; not just living veterans, but as many veterans as possible from all prior eras. During our search we […]

Update on Veterans’ Issue in the House

PNC Paul Warner presenting Representative Gus Bilirakis with a certificate of appreciation.   Rep. Gus Bilirakis’s Speech at the 123rd Annual Convention It is a pleasure to be here with you today. Before I begin, I would like to welcome Secretary Wilkie to the Tampa Bay area and to his new position. I have enjoyed […]

JWV congratulates Robert Wilkie on his confirmation as VA Secretary

The Jewish War Veterans of the USA is extremely pleased with the Senate’s quick, bipartisan confirmation of Robert Wilkie to be the 10th Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. As acting secretary, Robert Wilkie and his staff have reached out to veteran service organizations and have worked to provide needed support.  He was a […]

A Small Post With a Big Mission

By Larry Jasper, Post Commander of 373 Post 373 was founded 31 May 1949, in Tampa, Florida, and is named for Albert S. Aronowitz, son of Emanuel and Rose Aronowitz.  Albert was a PFC with the 135th Infantry, 34th Division, in WWII.  Albert died on June 1, 1944, of wounds sustained at Anzio, Italy. He […]

Robert Wilkie Nominated for VA Secretary

By Herb Rosenbleeth, National Executive Director Robert L. Wilkie, who is currently serving as the Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs, while also serving as the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, has been nominated by the President to be the Secretary of the VA.  About a week ago I attended a meeting of […]

Project Maggid

By Ben Kane, Programs Assistant The known history of humankind comes not just through academics and books, but through oral testimonies. As of late, they are often recorded for posterity through writing or filming, but long ago these stories and the lessons within them were passed through entire generations. Oral testimonies provide crucial glimpses into […]

All Israel Has a Portion in The World to Come

By RADM (ret) Harold Robinson, National Chaplain Near the end of the Passover Seder, we play a table game called “Who knows…?” including “Who knows six? Six sections the Mishnah has!”  Following Passover, we begin reading one chapter a week of Mishnah Tractate Avoth, which translated means “Ethics of the Fathers”.  Avoth consists mostly of […]