Signing Up To Soldier On the Sabbath

In honor of my friend R. LCdr. Eric Kinzbrunner, who (about a dozen years ago) “cut the first piece of [his] wedding cake with his 34-inch Navy sword, which had been ritually cleansed, or toveled, for the occasion“. CS brings to our attention Noah Lang’s determination to become an Orthodox Jewish marine. In Lang’s manifesto, […]

Uriah, and Other Biblical Figures

President Obama: THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. Today I accepted General Stanley McChrystal’s resignation as commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. I did so with considerable regret, but also with certainty that it is the right thing for our mission in Afghanistan, for our military, and for our country. … I don’t make […]