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  • 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...