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  • Security guard arrested for vandalizing Memphis yeshiva’s Torahs at hotel

    January 14, 2013 | 4:11 pm

    A Memphis yeshiva’s Shabbat retreat was disrupted when a hotel security guard was arrested for vandalizing Torah scrolls and other property belonging to the school.

    Justin Shawn Baker, 24, an Iraqi War veteran living in Jackson, Tenn., was arrested and charged with vandalism...

  • Veteran generals address day school students

    By Ryan Torok

    November 8, 2012 | 12:58 pm

    “Judaism, the Jewish religion and the history of the Jewish people are steeped in values,” said retired Lt. Gen. David Fridovich, who also served in the U.S. Army as a Green Beret. Addressing a crowd of elementary and middle school students from Sinai Akiba Academy and Brawerman...

  • Calif.‘s oldest female vet, 102, reaches out with compassion

    By Jane Ulman

    May 23, 2012 | 11:37 am

    This Memorial Day, World War II Veteran Bea Abrams Cohen will be attending ceremonies at Los Angeles National Cemetery, paying tribute to all the men and women who have died fighting while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. But for this 102-year-old resident of Los Angeles, who is...

  • In Ohio, GOP pins Senate hopes on young Jewish Iraq vet

    February 28, 2012 | 2:13 pm

    As the 2012 campaign heats up in Ohio, Republicans are pinning their hopes on a young Jewish military veteran to unseat Democratic incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown.

    Josh Mandel, a 34-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran and the current state treasurer, has faced a number of challenges but...

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  • Canadian gov’t funding Jewish veterans memorial

    November 8, 2011 | 1:46 pm

    Canada’s government said it will help fund a memorial honoring Jewish war veterans.

    A grant of up to $28,700 will go toward the construction of the monument on the central Sherman campus of the United Jewish Appeal Federation in Toronto, the country’s minister of veterans affairs...

  • ‘Waltz with Bashir’ Wins Coveted Golden Globe

    By Tom Tugend

    January 12, 2009 | 5:50 pm

    Israel’s “Waltz with Bashir” won the Golden Globe for best foreign-language film on Sunday evening, solidifying its frontrunner status to take home Israel’s first Oscar at next month’s Academy Awards.

    The edgy, animated film about a traumatized veteran trying to recover his memories...

  • Should we ‘roll the dice’ on untested Obama?

    October 15, 2008 | 9:55 pm

    The pretentiously messianic Sen. Barack Obama would be comical, except many people vote apparently not for president but for debate team captain. While partisans argue unconditionally for Obama or Sen. John McCain, both candidates are, as in any election, flawed. It is increasingly...
  • Tel Aviv trauma expert assists U.S. military

    By Avi Hein

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    An Israeli professor studying the long-term effects of war on the soldiers who fight is now sharing her knowledge with United States counterparts in an attempt to provide better therapy for American servicemen and women returning home from the battlefields of Iraq.

    During the last...
  • Uncovering Gulf War Syndrome

    By Ivor Davis

    May 28, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Television

    Scenes from "Thanks of a Grateful Nation." Photos courtesy of Showtime

    Uncovering Gulf War Syndrome

    Showtime's 'Thanks of a Grateful Nation' explores the malady plaguing so many...

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