April 4, 2010, - 1:31 pm

Out for End of Passover & Happy Easter to My Christian Readers

By Debbie Schlussel

Happy Easter to my Christian readers, and a note about where I’ll be for the next two days:


Jewish Soldiers in US Armed Forces Who Fought in World War I

Hold Passover Seder in France

Tonight at sundown, the third part of Passover–the last couple of days–begins.  So, I will be out of up-to-date blog commission until Tuesday Night.  In my absence, I’ve prepared some items in advance which will be posted the next couple of days–including some updates on the Sean Hannity Freedom Concerts & Freedom Alliance scams and a frightening story of a family of Iranian aliens who are being granted citizenship despite the fact that they committed immigration fraud, passport forgery, etc.  Plus,  I still have a few things yet to post today.  Stay tuned.  And thanks for your continued patronage.

In the meantime, check out the photo above, which is a Passover Seder held by Jewish American soldiers serving in the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) during World War I, in France, nearly a century ago.  The photo was taken by Private L. Cohen of the U.S. Army. The Seder was put on by the Jewish Welfare Board, an organization that helped Jewish soldiers in the U.S. Armed Forces keep Judaism and also provided moral support, postcards home, and much other aid to all U.S. Armed Forces soldiers of all religions and faiths in several American wars (including WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam).

See ya Tuesday Night, and . . .

Y’all come back now, ya hear.

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16 Responses

Great photo. Thanks for sharing this piece of history. Hag Sameah,

Lynn on April 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm

this is a wonderful picture to document that Jews have long sought freedom, not only for their people, but for people around the world..at the expense of losing their own lives..Religious rites should be preserved in the armed forces, this is an example of WWI service men giving all they had.. look at their faces…jmc

pink bunny on April 4, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Back at ya. Historical stuff is always interesting.

Joe on April 4, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Heroes and Patriots every one of them, may the King of Kings bless their souls now and forever.

Brett Winterble on April 4, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Happy Passover. Thanks for posting.

Sad how many boys died in WWI which was started for really stupid reasons and the leaders don’t care much about the men’s lives.

That is one very unPC thing about Passover. All Pharoh wanted to do is kill the boys and let the girls live.

adam on April 4, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Dear Deb,

Thanks for the Easter greetings and the wonderful photograph. A happy and holy Passover to you!

Mack Hall on April 4, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Few of us get the privilege to remember how precious freedom is and how it is threatened every day. Passover reminds us to do that… and to keep remembrance of what G-d did for us that day alive for ourselves and our children’s children forever.

Moed l’simcha everyone and Happy Passover!

NormanF on April 4, 2010 at 3:58 pm

What a great picture. How moving! Thanks.

Mark on April 4, 2010 at 4:15 pm

An inspiring photo.

Little Al on April 4, 2010 at 4:27 pm

What a fantastic photo.Thanks! Chag Samaech.

Dori on April 4, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Excellent post and photo, Debbie. Happy Passover to Debbie and all other Jews reading this, and happy Easter to all the Christians reading this. 🙂

JeffE on April 4, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Debbie I find myself coming back to your site more and more these days because you are giving information that just simply cannot be found anywhere else. For example, the whole “Vannity” thing with his books and freedom concerts and the whole scam he apparently is pulling on the country. Sometimes I feel like you are a single candle in the heart of darkness, trying to light the way for others but not enough are following, listening, reading, understanding or, especially caring. But don’t stop. Thanks for a wonderful historical picture.

kenny komodo on April 4, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Debbie that is a photograph to make me say I’ve got something in my eye.

Shalom, dear lady.

Jack on April 4, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Awesome picture and G-d bless them as well 🙂 They are heros.

linda on April 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Dear Debbie: I hope you, and all the religious Jews on this website, had a happy, healthy kosher Passover. I hope all the Christians on this website had a beautiful, meaningful, happy Easter.

Miranda Rose Smith on April 26, 2011 at 12:35 pm

ur posted picture tells how brave the jewish soldiers were an they are still brave and free. nobody knows how precious freedom is except thoses who miss it like us the copts. please send an SOS from us to everybody in ur free world. Muslims kill our childrens, rabe an kidnap our innocent female children evey day in Egypt and all this is done in the name of what they call ” a mercifull & almighty Allah” please pay a little attention to us. we need 2 feel humans whose lives deserve some attention.
A sad coptic voice from Egypt( the land that was free before Islam”

Atta from Egypt on September 24, 2011 at 4:06 pm

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