Drill sergeants harrassed Pvt. Michael Handman for wearing his yarmulke in the dining hall–then he was assaulted by a fellow soldier. One of the drill sergeants, recently returned from Germany, said he didn’t think calling a Jewish soldier “Juden” would be offensive. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. ADL. The suspect hasn’t been charged, and was still bunking near…
Today Jews around the world are observing Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Reflections at Chabad and Judaism 101.
The last remains of Ike were taken away today … county trucks came for the tree branches and broken fences that have lined the street for nearly a month now. My poor grass will take that long to recover.
A full-court press from Benedict XVI in defense of Pius XII, by John Allen. Cf. a post from last December, Pope Pius XII and the Jews.