Many Jewish veterans of WWII were mistakenly given Christian gravestones. Operation Benjamin is trying to fix that.
Recalling battles between nations, and between relatives, at a family funeral
My grandfather fought the Nazis in WWII, and brought home war trophies, including a belt buckle and a helmet with swastikas on them. Now that I’ve inherited them, I wrestle with what to do with them.
Saying goodbye to the soldiers who fought in WWII
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, one of five American Righteous Among the Nations, never spoke about the 200 Jews he saved
Honoring our war dead on Memorial Day
The history of religious identification in military insignia—and how Jewish symbols evolved
My synagogue is using the scrolls my grandfather once used as a military chaplain in WWII. Now, once again, his Torah brings comfort during a time of danger and uncertainty.
When religious law kept my father, a World War II veteran, from receiving the military send-off he had always wanted, it was time to plan another fitting farewell
Chasing the ghosts of my uncle, who was killed in action in Normandy during WWII
Keeping alive the memory of my uncle, lost at sea in WWII
For all those who’ve died far from their families, and far from peace
A new understanding of the holiday from a military perspective
A rabbi and a serviceman meet while helping homeless vets
How one cantor gained a new view of the holiday, and a belief in a brighter future
I don’t need Israeli Memorial Day to remember Alex Assaf, the kindest—and tallest—soldier I have ever known
An afternoon of grilling, drinking, and friendly conversation with neighbors is one man’s nightmare
This week in Israel: Shalit’s family stages a different kind of protest, Mossad speculates on war with Iran, and Maccabi fans get stranded at the airport