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Chaplains in South Viet Nam Issue Monthly for Jewish Servicemen

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Jewish servicemen on duty in South Viet Nam are now receiving a new monthly Jewish paper, according to word received here by the National Jewish Welfare Board. The periodical, Viet Nam Jewish Chronicle, is issued by the Jewish Chaplain’s Office of the Military Advisory Command in Viet Nam. The first issue featured an explanation of the High Holy Days.

One issue carried a letter from the outgoing chaplain’s assistant, Specialist Robert L. Balisok, stating that any servicemen who need JWB supplies such as “tefillin, arba kanfas, siddurim or other seforim,” or who are “craving a little gefilte fish or chicken soup” can get them from one of the three Jewish chaplains in Viet Nam — Chaplain (Major) Ernest B. Iapp in Nha Trang, Chaplain (Captain) Alan Greenspan in Saigon, and Chaplain (Lieutenant) Robert L. Reoner in Da Nang. The JWB is the United States Government-accredited agency to serve the religious, morale, welfare and Jewish education needs of Jewish servicemen.

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