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Author Slomovitz, Albert Isaac.

Title The Fighting Rabbis : Jewish Military Chaplains and American History
Published New York : NYU Press, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (188 pages)
Contents Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1. The Genesis of the Chaplaincy -- 2. The First Military Rabbis: Fighting for Equality -- 3. Fighting Anti-Semitism -- 4. Rabbis in the Trenches -- 5. The Interwar Years -- 6. The World at War Again -- 7. Adapting to a Changing World -- Appendix: Seeking God's Presence -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author
Summary Rabbi Elkan Voorsanger received the Purple Heart for his actions during the Battle of Argonne. Chaplain Edgar Siskin, serving with the Marines on Pelilu Island, conducted Yom Kippur services in the midst of a barrage of artillery fire. Rabbi Alexander Goode and three fellow chaplains gave their own lifejackets to panicked soldiers aboard a sinking transport torpedoed by a German submarine, and then went down with the ship. American Jews are not usually associated with warfare. Nor, for that matter, are their rabbis. And yet, Jewish chaplains have played a significant and sometimes heroic role
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Subject Military chaplains -- United States -- History -- Judaism
Military chaplains -- United States -- History
Rabbis -- History
Military chaplains -- Judaism.
Military chaplains.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0814786685