Category Archives: Abraham Avrech

Taps for Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech — Video Added

Tweet This past Sunday Karen and I were in NY for the unveiling of my father’s headstone, which reads: “A crown has fallen from our heads” Rabbi Abraham son of Rabbi Shmuel. The quote we chose with which to honor my father’s memory is from Genesis, 23: 6.

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Jewish Chaplains Memorial

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Memorial Day Weekend 2014

Tweet On Memorial Day, we remember all the members of our armed services who paid the ultimate price in service to this great country. Our eternal gratitude.

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Young Israel Urges Jews Not To Walk Home Alone

Tweet In the wake of the Jew-hating shooting in Kansas, the National Council of Young Israel, an Orthodox network, is urging Jews, on the last days of Passover, not to walk home alone from synagogue. With all due respect to Young Israel, that advice is just silly and only reinforces victimhood. Do you honestly think […]

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After Shiva

Tweet Shiva is complete. I am now in a period called shloshim. Emerging from shiva is something of a shock. For the seven days of mourning I neither watched TV news nor read newspapers. My daily TCM fix was terminated. And politics was a blessedly distant shore. Not talking about things Obama is a huge […]

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In Memoriam: Rabbi Abraham Avrech June 4, 1919 — March 15, 2014

Tweet My beloved father, Rabbi Avraham Avrech, passed away on Saturday, Shabbat. He was 94 years old. The funeral is tomorrow morning. I will be sitting shiva for seven days. Seraphic Secret will be on hiatus until my shiva ends.

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Veteran’s Day, 2013: Rabbi Abraham Avrech, My Favorite Veteran

Tweet Today we honor our veterans—the living and the dead. Take a moment to ponder the enormous sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes and their families. Millions and millions of people all over the world are forever in their debt. Keep in mind that the U.S.military has freed more people on this earth from tyranny […]

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Veteran’s Day, 2012: Rabbi Abraham Avrech, My Favorite Veteran

Tweet Today we honor our veterans—the living and the dead. Take a moment to ponder the enormous sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes and their families. Millions and millions of people all over the world are forever in their debt. Keep in mind that the U.S.military has freed more people on this earth from tyranny […]

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