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Date: 19/February/08 13th Adar-2 5768
1. Cohen in a Kilt
2. Emigration of Scotch and Scotch-Irish to America
3. Ancient Astronomical Clock Machinery Discovered?
1. Cohen in a Kilt
Hi Yair, Here's a true story of Cohen in a kilt. The church
is in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
I copied the story from a program booklet handed out at the Montreal Highland
Games quite awhile ago. This is all the info that I could find...
...Repoduced from Montreal, 350 years in Vignettes by E.A. Collard with
permission from the Gazette.
Cohen in a Kilt
The huge stained-gloss window at the end of the chancel in the Church of St.
Andrew and St. Paul on Sherbrooke St. is known at the "Black Watch window".
Included in it, in the second panel from the left, is the Star of David.
It is there as a special tribute to Lt. Myer T, Cohen, MC. He had joined the
42nd Battalion of the Black Watch wren it was regrouped with reinforcements in
France in 1916. The 42nd soon moved back into fighting line. Cohen, tenacious
and daring on patrols, had a jaunty way of facing danger and he was soon a
In October 1917 he was in a raid on the enemy trenches in which he captured
three prisoners, and in a further raid he captured three more. Both raids were
carried out with no casualties. His achievements came at a time when the Allies
were particularly anxious to have prisoners for questioning.
The idea of a Jewish officer in a Highland kilt led to a deal of friendly
bantering. Cohen jokingly promised to change his name to "MacCohen" ? and he
came to be
populparly known as MacCohen.
After one raid, Brig.-Gen. A. C. Macdonell, commander of the 7th Canadian
Infantry Brigade, wrote the battalion "Well done, 42nd; well done, old Cohen. I
herewith and hereby confer on him the brevet rank of 'Mac' to be used whenever
and wherever he likes, but it must always be MacCohen in the kilt. I am
generally pleased and proud of MacCohen and not for the first time."
After 14 months in action, Cohen had made his mark in the regiment's history.
He wore the ribbon of the Cross for his gallantry. Then, on Nov. 3, 1917, he was
ordered to storm a strong enemy position at Passchendoele. At the head of his
men, he reached his objective ? the ruins of Graf House. But no reinforcements
were available. He and his men held their position till all were killed.
When the Black Watch window was designed everyone agreed that Lt. Myer Cohen
must have some memorial of his own in it. The Star of David was introduced for
2. Emigration of Scotch and
Scotch-Irish to America
3. Ancient Astronomical Clock
Mysteries of computer from 65BC are solved
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