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Seven Jewish Chaplains in Korea Thanks American Jewry

Seven Jewish chaplains serving in Korea thanked American Jewry for the way it met “the religious, morale and recreational needs of our fighting forces” in an open letter released here today by the Jewish Welfare Board.

“We Jewish chaplains assure you that the tears of the first Jewish lad to be repatriated from an enemy PW camp–and his first shy smile of thanks for a gift from the Jewish women of America–were worth all the effort and expense that have gone into the maintenance of JWB’s armed forces service program,” the letter said.

The chaplains–Louis Barish, Meyer Blech, Nathan Estersohn, Milton J. Goldberg, Norman T. Goldberg, Murray I. Rothman and Howard Singer–called for continued support of the JWB program which they said is needed “to meet the undoubtedly greater morale and spiritual needs that are bound to arise” among Jewish servicemen still in Korea.