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.