Entries by Iryna Apple

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 […]

Recent Military Aviation Accidents Take One of Our Own

By Anna Selman, Programs and Public Relations Coordinator On April 3, 2018, Marine Captain Samuel Schultz passed away in during a military aviation training accident in Southern California.  He was 28 years old.  A born and raised Philadelphia native, Capt. Schultz was described as “fearless” and “a driven individual”.  He joined the military 6 years […]

Post Office to Be Named After Jewish Hero Peter Taub

By Ben Kane, Programs Assistant After a servicemember dies, their families grieve and celebrate the life of their loved one in a variety of ways. Some choose not to publicize their grief, but some choose to go in the opposite direction. One of the ways that fallen servicemembers have been remembered is by the naming […]

CPL Morris Meshulam: Coming Home After 67 Years

By Anna Selman, Programs and Public Relations Coordinator UPDATE WASHINGTON – On September 23, Army Cpl. Morris Meshulam remains were buried in Indianapolis. Meshulam died at the age of 19 in 1950 from malnutrition, frostbite and gangrene after being captured as a Prisoner of War (POW) during the Korean war. UPDATE 9/14/2018 – JWV has been […]

Coming Home

By Lance Allen Wang, Editor This month’s issue is dedicated to the theme “Coming Home,” an important aspect of the wartime experience.   It is sometimes an occasion for celebration.   It is also sometimes its own devastating crucible.   I had the distinct honor and privilege of writing the Foreword to a book about my Uncle Julie’s […]