Vietnam

Israeli Teams At Work In Phillipines

Storm-battered nation grateful for medical and rescue work; Jewish fundraising reaches $1 million.

11/11/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

After landing at the Phillipines' Cebu-Mactan Airport in an El Al plane, an Israeli team of some 200 medical and rescue personnel immediately set up an emergency hospital and began surveying the damage from Typhoon Haiyan from the air.

Israeli medical and rescue teams leave an El Al plane at Cebu Mactan Airport. Photo courtesy government of Israel

Where Have All The Flowers Gone? A Look At The Military, Then And Now

10/28/2011
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Some years ago -- when my son-in-law, then in Rabbinical School, was graduating in Newport, Rhode Island from Officer Development School in the United States Navy as a newly minted Ensign -- I wrote a piece for this paper titled “The Sin of My Generation.”   While watching him parade proudly with his fellow graduates in his dress whites, sharply saluting his commanding officer, I was overwhelmed by a sense that I had failed the sailors and soldiers who had served during the Vietnam years by denying them the right to take pride in their service.

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik

Fighting Soldiers From The Sky --The Ballad Of The (Jewish) Green Beret

The recent release of 1973 tapes from the Nixon White House (a barely audible conversation between Nixon and Kissinger) caught Nixon saying, "I didn't notice many Jewish names coming back from Vietnam on any of those lists; I don't know how the hell they avoid it.."

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