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  • The few. The proud.
    The Jewish Marines.

    By Jared Sichel

    October 14, 2014 | 2:45 pm

    Sitting at the front of a small room inside a nondescript building at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Navy Lt. Aaron Kleinman was dressed in a uniform rarely seen on these grounds: On top of his gray suit, dress shirt and tie, Kleinman’s head was covered by a kippah and his...

  • From Fairfax High to Manhattan Project

    By Bill Boyarsky

    August 28, 2013 | 2:40 pm

    When Frances Browner, then 21, announced she was joining the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) during World War II, her mother and most of the rest of her family were appalled. They thought that this wasn’t something a Jewish girl should do.

    “She said I was trying to kill her,” Browner,...

  • Blessings & Tragic Loss

    By Ilana Angel

    August 2, 2012 | 12:07 pm

    I am a woman of faith and I have a close relationship with God.  I speak with God on a daily basis and some days I feel like I speak with him more than anyone else in my life.  I don’t ask him for anything, but I do pray for guidance and clarity.  I thank him for being a source of...

  • Marines’ SS photo condemned by Jewish groups

    February 10, 2012 | 10:11 am

    The publication of a 2010 photograph showing U.S. soldiers with a logo resembling a Nazi symbol was greeted with condemnations by Jewish groups.

    In the picture, taken in Afghanistan, American Marines are shown with a flag that reads “SS” in a manner similar to the logo of the...

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  • Mila Kunis goes to the ball

    November 22, 2011 | 1:19 pm

    Mila Kunis became the latest celebrity to make it to the 236th annual Marine Corps Ball this week. Fresh off being named GQ’s Man of the Year, Kunis was the distinguished date of Sgt. Scott Moore at the Greenville, N.C., soiree.

    A few months ago Moore, of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd...

  • Valley Jewish war vets fight an old enemy on the home front: Invisibility

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 10, 2010 | 10:11 am

    Listen to interviews with Jewish War Veterans:
    Track 1: Seymour Bloom and Marty Falk, two members of the Jewish War Veterans Post 603 in the San Fernando Valley, talk about what it means to be an American Jewish vet. Listen here.
    Track 2: A story from Korean War Veteran Seymour...

  • The Jewish War Veterans of Post 603 [AUDIO]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 9, 2010 | 1:31 pm

    Listen to interviews with Jewish War Veterans:
    Track 1: Seymour Bloom and Marty Falk, two members of the Jewish War Veterans Post 603 in the San Fernando Valley, talk about what it means to be an American Jewish vet. Listen here.
    Track 2: A story from Korean War Veteran Seymour...

  • Jewish troops in Iraq can practice their faith, thanks to Navy rabbi

    By Lilly Fowler

    December 25, 2008 | 4:19 pm

    ALTTEXT
    Rabbi Johnn Cutler, far lower right, celebrates Chanukah with other marines in Iraq. Photo courtesy Rabbi John Cutler


    A short distance from the area where many historians believe the Talmud was written, Rabbi Jon Cutler leads one of the only functioning synagogues left in Iraq.

    "You...

  • Senior Moments - And in This Corner, Stella Goren

    By Ellie Kahn

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Stella Goren is only about 4-foot-10, but she packs a strong punch.

    It all started when she was turning 79, and her husband asked what she wanted for her birthday.

    "I'd like to work out at a gym with a personal trainer," Goren told him.

    In spite of thinking she was meshugge and...

  • The (Very) Few, the Proud

    By Phil Shuman

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When Jeffrey Ullman's son broke the news, Dad was more shocked at his own reaction than he was at the actual decision itself.

    Drew Ullman, age 20, after two years at college in Santa Barbara, had announced that was putting college life on hold and would join the Marines. He heads to...

  • The Few, The Proud, The Jewish

    By Mikhail Ekshtut

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In the entire U.S. military there are about 50 Orthodox Jews -- and I am one of them. Why am I telling you this?

    I was born in Kiev, Ukraine. In 1976, when I was 5, my parents, sister and I immigrated to the United States and settled in Seattle. I grew up mostly nonobservant, but...

  • The Importance of Zinni

    By Michael W. Sonnefeldt

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    One of the most significant elements in Secretary of State Colin Powell's speech of Nov. 19 was the appointment of Anthony Zinni, the much-decorated and admired retired Marine Corps four-star general, as his Mideast envoy.

    Zinni's last post was as head of CENTCOM, the command that...

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