US Army Chaplain Helps Troops Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

Chaplain (Maj) Andrew Shulman recently celebrated Rosh Hashanah with US Army troops in Vicenza, Italy:

Celebrating religious events — exercising religious liberty — is entirely consistent with service in the US military, even if some might disagree with¬†that religious faith or be offended by its practice.

After all, Chaplain Shulman’s unit is actually stationed in Germany — where 80 years ago it was fatal to be Jewish.¬† Other celebrations are sponsored by the US military even in Muslim-majority nations where anti-Jewish or anti-Christian (or anti-infidel, for that matter) sentiment runs high.

The US military doesn’t do religious liberty perfectly, but the story of Chaplain Shulman is a positive example of military religious freedom in the Armed Services today.