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This is my grandfather, my Sabbah Tzvi, Henry Creditor z”l, wearing an Eisenhauer jacket sometime in 1943.Drafted in ‘43 to the US Army’s Tank Destroyer Battalion, he and my grandmother were married while he was on furlough from Fort Jackson, South Carolina. (My grandmother likely saved his life when she pressured him to request a transfer to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His original unit was defeated at the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium.) His military career led him to Texas, then to California, where he was eventually deployed overseas to the Philippines in the beginning of 1945. He served in the Liberating Army of the Philippines and began training there for the invasion of Japan. On August 6, 1945, the American bomber Enola Gay dropped a five-ton bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. For the next six months, my grandfather served in the Occupation Army in Japan, after which he was honorably discharged and returned home to New York in early 1946.
I bless my Sabbah’s memory and am grateful for his model of service. I bless all our Veterans, and pray for peace, for a time when war is only a thing of the past.
Nov 9, 2021
I'm overwhelmed. Holding my first Hardcover book, sensing its beautiful weight, feeling more deeply connected than before to our People's heart. This Torah commentary was born within holy community. I pray the intentional comfort and hope on these pages comes through. Holy One, Thank You for this moment. #AYearOfTorah
Thrilled to be in conversation with Rep. Alma Hernandez, Congressman Ritchie Torres, & Tremayne B. Smith in this upcoming episode of Conversations on Zionism with Jewish National Fund - USA! What an important topic! Watch it live on November 16 at 7:30 pm ET by registering at jnf.org/convos #Progressive #Zionism
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Friends, I'm thrilled to invite you to join this special event, cosponsored by UJA-Federation of New York and The Jewish Week! Wednesday, Nov. 17 @ 6pm, I will be in conversation with my colleagues and teachers, Rabbi Deborah Joselow and Rabbi Isaiah J. Rothstein, sharing Torah and discussing my new book! Hope you can join us! Menachem
What is Yom Kippur? Yom Kippur is a Jewish holiday in which people ask for forgiveness. It's marked by fasting and abstaining from things that give pleasure and comfort. Yet, "Yom Kippur is the happiest day on the calendar," said Rabbi Menachem Creditor. "It's a day where I get to start again. I get to be forgiven," he told InsideEdition.com. Rabbi Creditor urges people to "think of someone that you know whose feelings you might've hurt even accidentally, and take the moment and go apologize." #InsideEdition
A new Bigger on the Inside post: #Hook - "There You Are" "There you are, Peter!" Over time, our eyes can become dim. ...
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