Did you know that half of America’s Jewish clergy volunteered as chaplains in World War II? 311 were selected to serve Jewish military personnel serving in the Armed Forces, one of whom was Capt. Harold H. Gordon of the North Atlantic Division of the Air Transport Command. A Torah scroll, that later became known as the “Flying Torah,” was loaned to him by Beth Israel Synagogue in Bangor, Maine. During World War II, Capt. Gordon flew over 75,000 miles, bringing the Torah to Jewish servicemen in his wing. The comic book “Chaplains at War” tells the story of Capt. Harold H. Gordon and the “Flying Torah”—part of the extensive Museum Collections.
More Book Minute Features
June 29, 2020
Mendelssohn’s Fifth— Symphony for the Reformation
The Augsburg Confession of 1530 defined the theological beliefs of Martin Luther, becoming one of the most important documents of the Protestant Refor...
June 22, 2020
Quoting the Bible -
“Cleanliness is next to godliness! A verse often quoted from the Bible—but one that isn’t IN the Bible! It's sound advice, but we often use wise...
June 15, 2020
An Art Museum
With enthusiasm, DC travel guides point out stunning art galleries up and down the National Mall and beyond. The American Art Museum, The National Gal...