The Fighting Rabbis

The Fighting Rabbis details the compelling history of Jewish military chaplains from their first service during the Civil War to the first female Jewish chaplain and the rabbinic role in Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm.

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Author: Albert I. Slomovitz

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814798065

Category: History

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The Fighting Rabbis details the compelling history of Jewish military chaplains from their first service during the Civil War to the first female Jewish chaplain and the rabbinic role in Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm. Rabbi Slomovitz, himself a Navy chaplain, opens a window onto the fieldwork, religious services, counseling, and dramatic battlefield experiences of Jewish military chaplains throughout our nation's history.

The Fighting Rabbis

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Author: Albert Isaac Slomovitz

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:33067975

Category: Freedom of religion

Page: 456

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Fighting Over the Bible

In Fighting over the Bible Isaac Kalimi explores the roots of the conflicts among Jews and between Jews, Christians, and Muslims regarding their interpretations of Jewish Scripture, as well as the rich new exegetical and theological ...

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Author: Isaac Kalimi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004339118

Category: Religion

Page: 356

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In Fighting over the Bible Isaac Kalimi explores the roots of the conflicts among Jews and between Jews, Christians, and Muslims regarding their interpretations of Jewish Scripture, as well as the rich new exegetical and theological approaches that grew from these controversies.

Annual Convention Central Conference of American Rabbis

Central Conference of American Rabbis. advancement of religion and religious
education ; the Committee on Church and State is charged with the specific task
of safeguarding the barriers erected between church and state for the benefit of ...

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Author: Central Conference of American Rabbis

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ISBN: OSU:32435019965334

Category: Jews

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Year Book of the Central Conference of American Rabbis

Central Conference of American Rabbis. about us and feeling that they must
deny our validity ? ... But we have made a decision : We are no longer going to
rely on others to fight our battles . We are through with shetadlanut , of coming
with our ...

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Author: Central Conference of American Rabbis

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105008397064

Category: Jews

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Containing the proceedings of the convention...

The Jewish Library

Rabbi Hirsch at once declared that this readiness on the part of the Reformists
would change nothing in regard to the demand of the Orthodox community , but
would give even stronger impetus to the demand . For precisely now the religious
 ...

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ISBN: IOWA:31858042684807

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For Courageous Fighting and Confident Dying

The Fighting Rabbis : A History of Jewish Military Chaplains , 1860 – 1945 . " Ph .
D . diss . , Loyola University , Chicago , 1995 . Smith , Charles Edward . “ The
Work of the Civil War Chaplains . " M . A . thesis , University of Arizona , 1965 .

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Author: Warren Bruce Armstrong

Publisher: Modern War Studies (Hardcover)

ISBN: UOM:39015045656645

Category: History

Page: 171

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When soldiers in the Civil War called on their religious beliefs in order to cope with the horrors of battle, many looked to the regimental chaplain for guidance and understanding. Clergy were always present to address the spiritual needs of the common soldier and administer to the wounded and dying. But as Warren Armstrong shows, military chaplains provided more than comfort. In a country profoundly shaped by religion, each side adapted its version of Christianity to support its political views. This book documents the role played by Union chaplains in making better soldiers and supporting the North's military efforts. These ministers in uniform focused on preserving the Union and reminding soldiers that slavery was the central issue in the war, preaching the righteousness of abolition in services held in the mud of campgrounds, and often serving as advocates for freedmen. Armstrong has drawn on a wide range of documents to explain the duties of Union chaplains and differentiate them from their Southern counterparts. He examines the organization of the chaplaincy and reviews its manuals for guidelines on such matters as cultivating desirable character traits and building makeshift churches. He also sheds light on the personalities of the men who served, examines their attitudes toward the war, and assesses their unofficial role as morale officers for the Union army. Wherever possible, Armstrong uses chaplains' letters, diaries, and written reports to explain their thoughts and actions in their own words. His book is narrative history with a richly human element, including such episodes as a chaplain who took a fallen soldier's place and died in battle and two chaplains of different faiths who slept together for warmth on a cold winter night at Fredericksburg. Before the Civil War, the need for a military chaplaincy had been challenged on the grounds of separation of church and state, but the valiant service of chaplains during that conflict helped prove their worth and establish a lasting military tradition. In relating their story, Armstrong's work faithfully documents the contributions chaplains made both to the Union victory and to the form that victory took.

B nai B rith Magazine

A Fighting Rabbi RABBI Louis I . Newman is a leader in the fight against the
attempt to force religious instruction into the public schools . In his booklet , “ The
Sectarian Invasion of Our Public Schools , " he describes the defeat of the so -
called ...

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ISBN: IND:30000123006763

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The Affairs of Rabbi Flowers

Recently discharged from active military service, a young, inexperienced rabbi named Conrad Flowers seeks a position of service.

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Author: Ted Pailet

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475982213

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

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Recently discharged from active military service, a young, inexperienced rabbi named Conrad Flowers seeks a position of service. It's the mid-1970s, a time when people write letters to communicate and hesitate to make long-distance calls-too expensive. The rabbi's main source of information is his seminary's newsletter, and he scours the want ads. After several rejections, he applies for the position of rabbi at a temple in Central-Bella. The congregation is hesitant. Flowers is young and arguably unconventional. Even so, they decide to give him a chance, despite varied opinions in regard to his "modern ways." Once on the job, Rabbi Flowers realizes military service was easy; his time at war barely compares with the ins and outs of a Jewish congregation, torn between past and present policies. Even within the temple environment, people are still just people. There are arguments, affairs, and scandals, even within the guidance of God's law. The rabbi's values are put to the test as he fights to keep Central-Bella from falling apart. Even he is still just a man, but with the aid of the Lord, he might have a fighting chance to bring peace to the temple and to his own questioning mind.

Just and Righteous Causes

Winner, 2019 Booker Worthen Prize from the Central Arkansas Library System.

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Author: James L. Moses

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610756518

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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A dedicated advocate for social justice long before the term entered everyday usage, Rabbi Ira Sanders began striving against the Jim Crow system soon after he arrived in Little Rock from New York in 1926. Sanders, who led Little Rock’s Temple B’nai Israel for nearly forty years, was a trained social worker as well as a rabbi and his career as a dynamic religious and community leader in Little Rock spanned the traumas of the Great Depression, World War II and the Holocaust, and the social and racial struggles of the 1950s and 1960s. Just and Righteous Causes—a full biographical study of this bold social-activist rabbi—examines how Sanders expertly navigated the intersections of race, religion, and gender to advocate for a more just society. It joins a growing body of literature about the lives and histories of Southern rabbis, deftly balancing scholarly and narrative tones to provide a personal look into the complicated position of the Southern rabbi and the Jewish community throughout the political struggles of the twentieth-century South.

Kindler of Souls

Rabbi Henry Cohen II reminisces about his grandfather's jokes while placing the legendary rabbi in historical context, creating the best picture yet of this important Texan, a man perhaps best summarized by Rabbi Wise in the New York Times ...

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Author: Rabbi Henry Cohen, II

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292782578

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

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In September 1930, the New York Times published a list of the clergy whom Rabbi Stephen Wise considered "the ten foremost religious leaders in this country." The list included nine Christians and Rabbi Henry Cohen of Galveston, Texas. Little-known today, Henry Cohen was a rabbi to be reckoned with, a man Woodrow Wilson called "the foremost citizen of Texas" who also impressed the likes of William Howard Taft and Clarence Darrow. Cohen's fleeting fame, however, was built not on powerful friendships but on a lifetime of service to needy Jews—as well as gentiles—in London, South Africa, Jamaica, and, for the last sixty-four years of his life, Galveston, Texas. More than 10,000 Jews, mostly from Eastern Europe, arrived in Galveston in the early twentieth century. Rabbi Cohen greeted many of the new arrivals in Yiddish, then helped them find jobs through a network that extended throughout the Southwest and Midwest United States. The "Galveston Movement," along with Cohen's pioneering work reforming Texas prisons and fighting the Ku Klux Klan, made the rabbi a legend in his time. As this portrait shows, however, he was also a lovable mensch to his grandson. Rabbi Henry Cohen II reminisces about his grandfather's jokes while placing the legendary rabbi in historical context, creating the best picture yet of this important Texan, a man perhaps best summarized by Rabbi Wise in the New York Times as "a soul who touches and kindles souls."

A Treasury of Favorite Sermons by Leading American Rabbis

In 1917 he became rabbi of the Temple Tifereth Israel in Cleveland where he
served until his death in 1963 . Rabbi Silver emulated the prophets in the fight
against evil in the name of God , defended the people of Israel in a non - Jewish
world ...

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Author: Sidney Greenberg

Publisher: Jason Aronson Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021955443

Category: Religion

Page: 309

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The sermons in this treasury, delivered by some of the outstanding Jewish preachers of our time, are not only well spoken, they have the power to move the reader to act with greater self-understanding, deeper concern for others and a more faithful loyalty to the Jewish tradition whose eloquent representatives speak to them from these pages.

Shefa Quarterly

This censorship was inspired by the political views of the rabbis ( their stand in
the fight between Pharisees and Saducees) as well as the in-fighting within their
own rabbinical elite. Rabbis in talmudic times often had divergent opinions about
 ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3937662

Category: Jews

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A Rabbi s Faith

We can state with a reasonable amount of certainty the deep - seated conviction
that the men and women in the fighting forces are indeed united . They fight side
by side regardless of creed , color , or geographic location . Next , following the ...

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Author: Abraham A. Kellner

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU58819428

Category: Jewish sermons

Page: 225

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Rational Rabbis

This is no way at all to do battle with the opposition . It might be a way to hide
one's real intentions from one's opponents . But if the antitraditionalists among
the framers of the Bavli were actively campaigning for their position , then one
should ...

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Author: Menachem Fisch

Publisher: Jewish Literature and Culture

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019353569

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

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" . . . a fascinating and thought-provoking book . . . " --The Jewish Quarterly "The best introduction to the talmudic literature that is available. . . . An extraordinarily important book, brilliant, and lucid." --Daniel Boyarin "Menachem Fisch has written a rich, thoughtful book. One will come away from Rational Rabbis with a deeper understanding of just what the Talmud is." --Hilary Putnam Talmudic culture is often viewed as bound by its traditions. Menachem Fisch maintains that a close reading of talmudic texts frequently reveals their authors as rabbis who, rather than conform uncritically to tradition, knowingly set out to expose and resolve problems inherent in the received traditions.

To Kill a Rabbi

But think of this — while we are still fighting we hold it back , if only for a little
while . If everyone gave up the fight , the barbarians would take over for another
thousand years . Even if we are ignorant and misguided , the cause is still good .

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Author: Reuben Slonim

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105111032236

Category: Authors, Canadian (English) 20th century Biography

Page: 354

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Burnt Offerings

For half a century, Rabbi David H. Chanofsky has witnessed these transformative miracles, and here, he shares some of his favorite memories and lessons.

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Author: Rabbi David H. Chanofsky

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475926006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 258

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Coincidence can color our experiences in ways that cannot be predicted. When the ordinary becomes the extraordinary, it transforms commonplace happenings and gives them new signifi cance and wonder. For half a century, Rabbi David H. Chanofsky has witnessed these transformative miracles, and here, he shares some of his favorite memories and lessons. He shares tales from his years of fighting anti-Semitism in America and of his efforts to defend the rights of Jews everywhere. Through the prism of humor and pathos as they relate to Jewish life, his experiences seek to inspire thought, laughter, tears, and debate. Is there such a thing as conservative and reform Judaism? How does Judaism view intermarriage? Why do so many people feel alone in a crowded synagogue? Is there a solution? What happens when religion and politics intersect in Israel? Who are your Jewish superheroes? The rabbis early experiences gave him a lifelong commitment to Jewish survival and a zealous love of the United States. Judaism is central to his insights, and he approaches these issues with strong, often controversial points of view that he hopes will challenge your perceptions.

Some Aspects of Chabad Chassidism

These efforts were further developed by each generation of Chabad leaders ,
right up to the time of Rabbi Joseph I. ... or the fight against the waves of pogroms
, and the like , the Lubavitcher Rabbis carried the fight fearlessly and selflessly to
 ...

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Author: Joseph Isaac Schneersohn

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041217287

Category: Habad

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Commentary

Let me offer, to begin with, two contrasting images of the American rabbinate that
I encountered in recent months: the two are separated by hundreds of miles of
geography and, as will be immediately apparent, by perhaps as many light years
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ISBN: UCLA:31158001932432

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