Civil Air Patrol Sabbath and Sunday Is Coming the First Weekend in December

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Since 1972, the Civil Air Patrol Board of Governors has authorized the wearing the USAF blue-uniform or the CAP corporate equivalent to worship services during the first weekend of the month of December which corresponds with the 1 December anniversary of the creation of CAP.  The weekend is called “CAP … Read More

Chaplain Corps Wishes “Happy Diwali” to All Celebrating

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Happy Diwali, or as it is said in Hindu, “Diwali ki Shubhkamnayein.” To all celebrating the joyous festival of Diwali, the Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps wishes you a happy celebration. Diwali, or Deepvali, is the happy celebration called the “Festival of the Lights.” It is a celebration that lasts five … Read More

Chaplain Corps Wishes “Chag Sameach!” to All Who Celebrate Festival of Sukkot

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On the evening of Wednesday, 5 September 2017, the festival of Sukkot begins.  The Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps wants to wish everyone celebrating this joyous occasion, “Chag Sameach!” Be sure to read the recent blog post on the significance of all the Jewish “High Holidays” from the perspective of … Read More

Autumn Jewish High Holidays From A Jewish Perspective

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 (This article on the Jewish holidays was first published in the Summer 2017 issue of The Transmitter) A series of articles continuing from “Spring Jewish Holidays” appearing in is the Spring 2017 issue of “The Transmitter” by Lt. Col. Karen Semple CDI, Montana Wing Lt Col Semple is an Air … Read More

“Shanah Tovah” To All Who Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

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“Shanah Tovah.” Rosh Hashanah (ראש השנה – which literally means “head of the year”) begins tonight (Wednesday, 20 September) at sunset. It is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim (“Days of Awe”), celebrated ten days before Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is … Read More

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