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Shalom Lamm Services for American Jewish

by Emma Alfie about a year ago in Historical
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Services of Shalom Lamm for the People Living in United States of America

Services of Shalom Lamm for the People Living in United States of America

Shalom Lamm is no stranger to the Jewish community living in the United States of America (USA). His father, Norman Lamm, was also a rather prominent member of the Jewish community living in the United States of America (USA) as he served as a Chancellor of the esteemed Yeshiva University, a private university in New York City. Shalom Lamm received his Bachelor’s degree from Yeshiva University as well. In addition to that, Shalom was also chairman of the Academic Senate of the school. Afterwards, he enrolled in the American Military University and successfully obtained his Master’s degree in history of the American military, in the year 2001. He has been an active member of the Jewish community since the very start and has always made efforts for the betterment of the Jewish people, especially those living in the United States of America (USA).

Services of Shalom Lamm for the People Living in United States of America (USA)

Shalom Lamm has done a lot for the Jewish community residing in the United States of America (USA) as well as in Europe and nearby areas. He has always been a prominent member of the Jewish community and has always strived for the success and betterment of the community. He has worked in the Real Estate market as a developer and has also served as a military historian. He has adequately employed the use of his skills as a skilled and professional military historian to study the efforts made by the Jewish soldiers in the World War II (WWII). He aims to recognize the soldiers that were serving in the ranks in the World War II (WWII) who were actually Jewish, but they were buried with a Latin cross, which is actually a Christian religious symbol.

What is the Significance of Operation Benjamin by Shalom Lamm?

Operation Benjamin is the non-profit organization established by the esteemed military historian, Shalom Lamm to honour the soldiers from the Jewish community who served in the World War II (WWII) and embraces martyrdom but they were not given a proper burial. The aim of the organization, Operation Benjamin, is to provide adequate Jewish burials to the Jewish soldiers who lost their lives fighting for their homeland nearly 100 years ago, but they were buried with Latin cross on their gravestone. The main aim of Operation Benjamin is to correct those gravestones, by replacing the Latin cross, more appropriate for the burial of Christian soldiers, with the Star of David that is rather appropriate for the proper Jewish burial of the fallen Jewish soldiers.

Why the Non-Profit Organization was named Operation Benjamin?

The organization was named Operation Benjamin, after the Jewish soldier Private Benjamin Garadetsky. He embraced martyrdom in the dire events of World War II (WWII) and was buried under a Latin cross at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France. The main aim of the organization to recognize the efforts made by the Jewish soldiers in the World War II (WWII) for the protection and safety of their motherland. Shalom aims to set the record straight by paying a homage to their efforts and giving them a proper Jewish gravestone which they rightly deserve.

“Jewish soldiers have served with pride, courage, and conviction in the US Armed forces dating back to the colonial era…”

Shalom wrote these eminent words in an American Battle Monuments Commission article to highlight the main motivating behind the launch of the Operation Benjamin. He is well aware of the fact that those Jewish soldiers had served their country with pride and valour, they had laid their precious lives for the protection of their homeland, and thus they deserve to be recognized for their efforts as brave soldiers from Jewish community and rightly deserve to be buried with a proper Jewish tombstone.

How the Non-Profit Organization Operation Benjamin Change the Tombstone of the Jewish Soldiers?

The first step is to verify whether the soldier buried under a tombstone was truly a member of Jewish community or not. The verification is done by extensive documentation, by cross referencing different documents and getting in touch with any living members from the deceased’s family. After proper verification, the organization prepare an official dossier for the federal government which also include an official cover letter that is signed by the representatives from the family of the deceased soldiers officially requesting the change of the tombstone.

When the federal government accepts the petition of the family, collaborates with the representatives of the federal government and the family members of the deceased Jewish soldier to set up a date that works in the best interest of all the parties involved, for the tombstone change ceremony. Once the date is finalized, the members of the organization, the representatives of the federal government as well as the family members of the deceased Jewish soldier gather in the cemetery for the memorable ceremony of changing the graveside marker from the previously erected Latin cross to the religiously appropriate Jewish symbol: The Star of David.

Shalom is a member of the Jewish community himself, he knows how important it is for any Jewish person to be given a proper funeral and burial, keeping the proper Jewish funeral as well as burial rituals in mind. Hence, Shalom Lamm has proved himself to be a rather eminent part of the Jewish community in the United States of America (USA) especially due to his efforts to focus on the correction of the graves of the Jewish soldiers who lost their lives fighting for their homeland in the World War II (WWII) but they were not given the proper religious burials in the war. He has been correcting the graves of those deceased Jewish soldiers and striving for the proper burial in a proper Jewish Cemetery through his rather significant as well as important and increasingly getting popular, non-profit organization, Operation Benjamin.

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