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Educating fellow Jews about the sporting and defensive use of firearms. Especially Jews in North America, too many of whom are instilled with the belief that guns aren't for nice Jewish boys and girls.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dr. Irwin Ruderman : Veterinarian and Jewish Marksman

The VCA Staten Island Animal Hospital website lists Dr. Irwin Ruderman as its Medical Director, and includes an interesting biography. Of most interest to our blog is the following excerpt:
[Dr. Ruderman] got his Veterinary Technician license in 1975 and earned his B.Sc. in Zoology in 1976. While at Ohio State he lived over an animal hospital working full time and going to school part-time. Veterinary school took Dr. Ruderman even farther from home - Milan, Italy. Not only did he move to Italy but he also had to learn to speak, read, and write the language first. Many are surprised to find a Jewish veterinarian fluent in Italian! Six years in Italy also gave him a appreciation for Italian wines.

Some of his hobbies, just like his medicine find origins in the East: Bonsai, collecting Japanese swords and sword fittings, fishing, and target shooting.


  1. Anyone know what happened to the Palmach rifle and Pistol club?

    1. There is a Shomer Shabbat rifle & pistol club in northern NJ by the name of Golani rifle & pistol club.

  2. It was a gun club that started in Long Island and had chapters in Rockland and Florida. They would shoot at West Point.

  3. Anyone know what happened to the Palmach rifle and Pistol club or sai alper