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‘Wild West’ North Dakota Rabbi’s Legacy Continues

It is a story taken almost straight out of Hollywood. A young Lithuanian rabbi arrives in a “Wild West” frontier town, some 7,000 miles from his home and his family, with only a Torah scroll and a few sparse belongings in his possession. Four generations later, his great-great-grandson returns to help bring Purim to his forbear’s city.

New Chaplain Fulfills Wish of Soldier Killed in WWII

At a ceremony last week, the rabbi chaplain recently assigned to the Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada honored an American Jewish soldier killed in the line of duty days before the surrender of Japan in World War II, by granting his 72-year-old wish to have a Star of David engraved on his tomb stone, a feature published by the Honolulu-based Air Force 15th Wing website detailed on Friday.