“I say we’re for stylish Semites and righteous Gentiles.”
Forverts readers were often desperate for news of their hometowns and families in Europe during World War I.
When Lt. Dan Rosenfield was deployed to a base in South Dakota, “my mother wasn’t happy,” he said. “It was two more years without a Jewish girl.”
This cover — from the February issue of The Jewish Veteran, the magazine of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America — may very well be the greatest Jewish magazine cover in the annals of our people’s history. And unlike a certain other magazine known for its consistently clever covers, The Jewish Veteran is deploying cleverness, not for the sake of laughs, but on behalf of a very important cause. Bravo!
For the past 17 years, a concrete Latin cross that crowns a picturesque hilltop in La Jolla, Calif., has been the object of a convoluted local legal battle between the city of San Diego and an atheist who contends that the 29-foot monument cannot stand on public land. But this month the legal tussle turned into a national fight, pitting the Jewish War Veterans against the federal government, and splitting Jewish Democrats in California.