03 June 2013

Red Army Jews and Senator Frank Lautenberg (No Connection)

I'm feeling a bit random today, so I thought I'd share two different things with you.

First, I really enjoyed this article, a fascinating look at the Jews who fought for the Soviet Union during World War II.
A Rabbi Honors the Red Army's Jewish Veterans

Second, I also liked the Republican Jewish Coalition's statement on the passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg. I'll post it here.
Washington, D.C. (June 3, 2013) – The Republican Jewish Coalition notes the passing today of Sen. Frank Lautenberg. 
RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said, “Frank Lautenberg was a staunch supporter of Israel and a leader in Jewish communal life. He served his country during World War II and in decades of dedicated public service. His work in the Senate helped thousands of Soviet Jews and other victims of religious persecution to reach freedom. He was a proud Jew and a proud American. May his family and friends be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.”

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