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Fighting as Americans and as Jews

Jews fought as Americans but still retained their Jewish identity and prayed as Jews.

Image of Passover in Hawaii Numerous organizations offered Jewish soldiers social and spiritual support, such as this Passover event in Hawaii.
Passover in Hawaii  
Image of Passover in Hawaii Numerous organizations offered Jewish soldiers social and spiritual support, such as this Passover event in Hawaii.
Passover in Hawaii  
Image of Jewish Songs for the Armed Forces Image of Prayer Book
Jewish Songs for the Armed Forces
Courtesy The Rabbi Leo M. Franklin Archives, Temple Beth El, Detroit
Prayer Book
Courtesy Lois and Daniel Fermaglich
Image of Prayer card The prayer card and book given to each serviceman offered Jewish, Christian and Muslim prayers so each could pray in their own way. Benno Levi's card (here) was "well fingered during the war."
Prayer card
Courtesy Benno Levi
 
Iamge of Prayer Card  
Prayer Card
Courtesy Benno Levi
 
Image of Rabbi Adler Rabbi Adler of Shaarey Zedek in Detroit was the first Jewish chaplain to serve in Japan. He held service on ships, in hospitals, and wherever he found Jews.
Rabbi Adler
Courtesy Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Southfield
 
Image of Rabbi Adler Southfield Rabbi Adler of Shaarey Zedek in Detroit was the first Jewish chaplain to serve in Japan. He held service on ships, in hospitals, and wherever he found Jews.
Rabbi Adler
Courtesy Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Southfield Rabbi