concerned veterans for america

Rosh Hashanah in Afghanistan

While I suspect that Jewish holidays have been celebrated in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places our troops are stationed in the Mideast as our Jewish service people and chaplains practice their faith, this is the first time that this old, retired infantryman has realized it. I should be more aware; my mother was Jewish—that makes me Jewish—and I’m proud of my Jewish roots and have learned a lot from studying Jewish history.br /br /So I took notice when I read about a bunch of marines including Col. Kevin Vest, Lt. Col Scott Stimpson, and Sgt Dan Wavle gathering this past week to celebrate the Jewish New Year of 5770. Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of a process of introspection and self repair—something we all can use. br /br /I wonder if we Americans appreciate just how much freedom we enjoy—freedom, like freedom of religion, that a great many in the world don’t celebrate.

Join the discussion

Further reading

blog soldier sanding in front of american flag

Movie of the Month for August

Troops, your viewing assignment for the month of August is to watch the award-winning short film The Paper Boy. The City of Joy is that melting pot...

blog soldier sanding in front of american flag

Movie of the Month for July

Troops, thanks for your patience while we got the website back online! Your viewing assignment for July is to watch Our Kind of Love. This is a...

movie of the month projector with film reels

Movie of the Month for April

Troops, your viewing assignment for the month of April is to watch the award-winning touching short film The Paper Boy. The City of Joy is that...

Get Denny's Newsletter

Receive news and updates from Denny