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December 1, 2017  RSS feed
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US aircraft carrier gets a Torah scroll

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Jewish sailors aboard the Navy aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford now have a Torah scroll to use during their six- to eight-month stints at sea. The umbrella body for Jewish chaplains, the JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, dedicated the scroll on Nov. 29 aboard the ship in Norfolk, VA.

It was dedicated to the memory Sgt. Jacob Kamaras, a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran. He was drafted at age 34 and fought in Europe. On hand for the ceremony were his son, Philip Kamaras, a New York lawyer, and his namesake grandson, Jacob Kamaras, a journalist and publicist in Houston.

The Kamaras family helped pay for the $36,000 scroll as part of the chaplains’ council Torah for Our Troops campaign, which equips chaplains with travel-size Torah scrolls. The scroll, slightly smaller than those used in most synagogues, is designed for use in the shipboard chapel.


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