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A Jewish Chaplain in France

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Author: Lee J. Levinger
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 64,497 / 190 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.3
LoC Category: UH
Downloads: 578
Added to site: 2010.11.25 29688
Genres: War, Religion

The personal experiences and conclusions of a Jewish chaplain in the A. E. F.

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in connection with the various welfare agencies. One man wanted advice about getting married before leaving for the front; another had trouble at home and desired a furlough; another found himself misplaced in his work and would like a transfer. A Jewish boy came in to ask that a letter be written to his pious father; the old man had not wanted him to enlist, but would feel better if he knew there was a rabbi in the camp. Another had a request for a small service (a minyan) that he might say the memorial prayer on the anniversary of his father's death. And still another presented a letter from his home community, for he was a fine musician and wanted to help out at a concert or a "sing."

The many requests for service and the occasional offers of service made the circuit constantly from a possible teacher to a number of boys with defective English, from a potential comedy team to a crowd of eager listeners, from a timid boy with personal troubles to their remedy, either by a change in circumstances or b



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