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Thursday, May 3, 2018


U.S. Congressman Sends Letter to Sec. of Def., James Mattis, On Behalf of MRFF's Client, After MRFF's Media Exposure of Jewish
Lay Leader's Dismissal at Fort Campbell
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Colombus, Ohio Jewish Foundation's CEO Calls MRFF "vanguard of the battle, providing leadership and support for Jewish lay leaders for the Fort Campbell Jewish community" In Letter Sent to Col. Sylvia & Col. Faria
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US Army base investigates dismissal of volunteer
Jewish lay leader

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

By: Josefin Dolsten | Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)
Date: May 2, 2018

(JTA) - A U.S. Army installation located on the Kentucky-Tennessee border is probing the dismissal of a volunteer Jewish lay leader.

The lay leader, Jeanette Mize, told JTA last week that she was terminated in March by two 101st Airborne Division ranking chaplains at Fort Campbell without explanation after providing services to Jewish soldiers since 1999.


Mize, who reached out to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation for help, said in a statement that there is "religious persecution for Jewish soldiers and their families" at the hands of two chaplains, Col. John Murphy and Lt. Col. Sean Wead, whom she characterized as "fundamentalist Christians." Mize also said that the base organized a Passover event that did not actually occur on the holiday, and that upon attempting to organize a celebration on the correct date, she was told that it would not be advertised or receive funding.

Mize claims that another Christian base chaplain who was tasked with supervising her never attended Jewish services and that she was told it was due to the fact that doing so "would compromise his religion." There are some 85 Jewish soldiers at the installation, according to Mize.


Following reports of the investigation, Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., urged Secretary of Defense James Mattis to ensure the investigation's completion.

"The dismissal of the Jewish lay leaders, the reports that division chaplains refused to support attempts to celebrate Passover and the discontinuation of Shabbat services would appear to infringe on the Constitutionally guaranteed religious freedom of the Jewish service members at Fort Campbell," Engel wrote in a letter Monday to Mattis.


The CEO of the Columbus, Ohio, Jewish Foundation, Jackie Jacobs, sent a letter on Wednesday to 101st Airborne Division Chiefs of Staff Cols. Brett Sylvia and Mark Faria urging "a fair and just investigation."

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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U.S. Congressman, Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., Implores Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, to see Ft. Campbell Investigation Through

Monday, April 30, 2018

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Fort Campbell's Jewish lay leaders fighting their dismissal

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

By: Lee Chottiner| Jewish Community of Louisville (JCL)
Date: May 2, 2018

For 19 years, Jeanette, Curt and Lawrence Mize of Clarksville, Tennessee, have conducted Shabbat and holiday services for Jewish servicemen and their families across the state line at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.


For Jeannette Mize, the termination is the culmination of a stormy relationship with the division chaplain, Col. John Murphy, and the deputy chaplain, Lt. Col. Sean Wead, that involved bullying and threats.
"It's just been very difficult all year long," she told Community. "I just felt I haven't had the support. I had to go begging money for the cantor who was coming in for High Holy Days.

"I've been bullied and threatened," she added. "Communication has been cut off. Exposure to other faith groups and chaplains has been limited."
The Army is investigating. It has appointed an officer to conduct the probe, who has already been in touch with Mize. JTA reported that U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, D-New York, has urged Secretary of Defense James Mattis to ensure that the investigation is completed.

Michael L. "Mikey" Weinstein, founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), the Mizes' civil rights advocate, said they are victims of "old school classic anti-Semitism by fundamentalist Christians."

He is calling for the reinstatement of the Mizes and for all those responsible for their dismissal to be "visibly and aggressively punished."
The MRFF is a watchdog group dedicated to separation of church and state in the military.

Mize said the chaplains had never complained about the way she, her husband and son have conducted services.


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Jewish Federation Of Nashville And Middle Tennessee Responds
To Dismissal Of Fort Campbell Jewish Lay Leader

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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Army Chaplains Show Serious Bigotry Towards Jewish Soldiers at Fort Campbell

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DoD memorandum 2017

Saturday, April 28, 2018

I am hoping to reach out to you, the Military Religious Freedom organization In regards to the 2017 DOD memorandum and the progress in which the military is actively pursuing the relatively recent additions of various faiths. I myself am a pagan currently serving in the United States Marine Corps and while in the year past I was extremely happy to see the additions to be included after more than a year I am troubled by any lack of foreseeable progress or adherence to the policy changes.


Thank you for all that you do, and may your Gods and mine smile upon you for your work and to your founder Mikey, bless you and your family, thank you for a lifetime of devotion to our country and to the pursuit of freedom for any and all Americans. You are an inspiration to Americans everywhere. Thank you sir.

(name withheld)

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Follow up to my donation (feel free to reprint)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

You were a great help to my daughter when she flew for the Navy years ago.  Now, I have a young woman (Muslim) friend named [withheld] who is enlisting in the Marine Corps.  I am making sure she knows how to reach you.
Your service to the country in what you do now is greatly appreciated by those of us who respect and understand the constitution.  Thank you, again.

Stop jew attack on the 101st

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Mr. Weinsteen,

With all do respect sir the 101st Airborne has a little more to worry about than making sure a bunch of whinny pissy jews get to have their worship services on post or in Nashville.

The prayers of jews are not heard by Jesus anyway as it was them who put him on the Cross.

Your a famous jew lawyer yourself right? Figures...


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The Jewish Question at
Fort Campbell

Monday, April 30, 2018

Mr. Weinstein,

You would never help out Christians at Fort Campbell because you only help out the muslim terrorists, the homos, the atheists, and the bleeding heart jews.

Which one are you?  Oh, just let us guess. Your last name answers the question. Yes, The Jewish Question. Been asked before hasn't it?

How much are the Fort Campbell jews paying you and the MRFF? Pretty penny we'll bet.

It's always about the money with you people.

And the attacking of the followers of Jesus of Nazareth.

Make Fort Campbell Great Again. No Jesus No jews.

[name withheld]

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