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‘Thank you for attending’

JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Chaplain (Capt.) Sarah Schechter, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing rabbi, walks around and thanks servicemembers for attending the Torah dedication ceremony at Gilbert Memorial Chapel here March 21, while Tech. Sgt. Craig Lifton, 332nd AEW Public Affairs NCO-in-charge of journalism, carries the newly arrived Jewish Torah behind her. A Torah is a big parchment leather scroll on which the Five Books of Moses are handwritten in Hebrew. For thousands of years, this is how Jews have maintained their law, teachings, religion and society. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Elizabeth Rissmiller)

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