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Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff
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Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff is a retired Navy Chaplain, former Special Assistant for Values and Vision to the Secretary and Chief-of-Staff of the U.S. Air Force, and
former National Director of Interreligious Affairs for the American Jewish Committee. His military career began as a line officer in the rivers of Vietnam and service with military intelligence in Europe before leaving the military to study for the rabbinate, and returning to the military to serve almost 25 additional years as a chaplain. His eye-witness account of the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing, requested by the White House, was read as a keynote speech by President Ronald Reagan to the 20,000 attendees at the Rev. Jerry Falwell's Baptist Fundamentalism '84 in Washington, D.C. He is the author of “Prayers that Hurt: Public Prayer in Interfaith Settings.”

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Military Core Values: They Don't Exist

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 8:25 PM

At a military DUI-prevention lecture, the speaker announced that if we wanted to commit suicide, that was our right -- but we shouldn't do it by driving drunk, where we could kill others.

Those of us involved in suicide prevention programs were frustrated by the instructor's blinders, even angry --...

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The Words of our Mouths

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 3:06 PM

In a scene from TV's Grey's Anatomy, a surgeon tells family members he's done all he can, and the rest is up to God. He invites them to pray together, but they say they're not religious, and don't believe in God.

All right, he says, perhaps we could take a...

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