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Monument to Jewish Chaplains Erected

October 25, 2011

A monument to Jewish chaplains who have died while on active duty was dedicated yesterday at Arlington National Cemetery.
You can read about the ceremony here.

Incredibly, until now, Jewish chaplains have not been recognized on Chaplains Hill at the cemetery. The oversight came to light in 2007 when someone went looking for Rabbi Alexander Goode's name and could find no mention of him. Chaplain Goode was one of the "Four Immortal Chaplains" who perished along with more than 600 men when the USAT Dorchester was torpedoed during World War II. All of the chaplains -- two Protestant ministers, a Catholic priest and Rabbi Goode -- gave up their life jackets to others. The chaplains were last seen on the deck of the listing ship, their arms linked, singing hymns and offering prayers together.

A grandson of Rabbi Goode attended the ceremony yesterday. It must have been an immensely satisfying day for this family, and for those who have benefited from the ministry of Jewish military chaplains.

Chaplain job posting

October 19, 2011

I thought you'd like to know about a job posting I saw on a facebook page yesterday. Samaritan's Purse, the Christian relief and evangelism organization, is looking for a retired chaplain to fill a full-time opening.

Here is the listing from the Air Force Chaplains facebook page:

Chaplains: Samaritan’s Purse is looking for a retired chaplain to fill a full-time paid position beginning Jan 2012 at their headquarters in Boone, NC, directing four months of summer activities (to include counseling) that provide injured military members and their spouses with a week of “healing” at a lake-camp in Alaska. For more information, please contact BGen (Ret) Jim Walker at (828) 278-1549 or at jwalker@samaritan.org.

I know so many chaplains who would be perfect for this job!

Thank you!

October 1, 2011

I want to say thank you to everyone who has encouraged me in my writing and shown enthusiasm for Miracles and Moments of Grace. I'm happy to report that the book is going into a second printing. I'm so glad for my chaplains!