This Pesach I had the privilege of receiving two requests through this site for help with getting Pesach food to Jewish military personnel at combat outposts.
The mother of one — a female combat medic in an outpost in Iraq — and the other himself — an enlisted man at an outpost in Afghanistan — asked for help in connecting with Jewish chaplains and getting Pesach supplies.
Thanks to Joan Rimmon of ProjectMOT and Ava Hamburger of Kosher Troops both of these Jewish military personnel should be receiving (“should” because timely delivery to combat outposts is not a sure thing) Pesach supplies.
I’ve written about ProjectMOT before, so in this post I want to share a newspaper story about Sara Fuerst, Ava Hamburger and Kosher Troops. It’s a moving story of what the entire American Jewish community should be committed to doing.
I also managed to “sneak in” a mention that Jews are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in the Pesach recipe I shared on blogcritics.org — read the recipe for “Senta’s German Matzah Balls” now.
P.S. And as an appreciation of all military personnel, read the poem “After the Battle Is Over” by Theodore Knell, author of the new book FROM THE CORNERS OF A WOUNDED MIND.