Images: Ringing in the Jewish New Year [Image 2 of 2]
Photo by Spc. Megan Burnham
Navy Chaplain Rabbi Seth Phillips blows the ram's horn, called a "Shofar" in Hebrew, during the ceremony of cast away sins by throwing bread into the sea at Cable Beach, U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Sept. 30, 2008. Phillips visited the base to assist Jewish residents of the Naval Station and Joint Task Force Guantanamo in celebrating the Jewish New Year. JTF Guantanamo conducts safe, humane, legal and transparent care and custody of detained enemy combatants, including those convicted by military commission and those ordered released. The JTF conducts intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination for the protection of detainees and personnel working in JTF Guantanamo facilities and in support of the Global War on Terror. JTF Guantanamo provides support to the Office of Military Commissions, to law enforcement and to war crimes investigations. The JTF conducts planning for and on order responds to Caribbean mass migration operations.
Date Posted:10.06.2008 15:44
Location:GUANTANAMO BAY, CU