Philadelphia's Rabbi Jacob Frankel Becomes First U.S. Army Jewish Chaplain Hot

Philadelphia's Rabbi Jacob Frankel Becomes First U.S. Army Jewish Chaplain

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Rabbi Jacob Frankel of Philadelphia becomes the first Jewish chaplain in the United States Army. It was only in July that the U.S. Congress authorized non-Christian clergy to become chaplains in the military.

Last year, the same Congress passed a law requiring all military chaplains to be ordained Christian ministers, an act that effectively banned non-Christians like Jews from serving as chaplains.

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