removed from the pouch. The linens with this altar
include only one frontal. The frontal is in a liturgical
color but has no faith group symbolism. As shown in
view C, the frontal covers the front of the altar and is
held in place by a row of snap fasteners located along
the back edge of the altar and two tapes that tie around
the front legs. The white altar cloth included in the linen
package is used to cover the top of the altar. (The altar
appointments are then arranged on this surface.) The
altar frontal must be dry cleaned whereas the altar cloth
may be laundered.
The portable Lee altar should be erected in the
Remove the portable altar from its carrying case.
Open the altar to its full length and lay it top
Raise the legs, one at a time, to the open position.
Remove the four leg extensions from the stored
Insert one leg extension in each leg.
Remove the frontal and altar cloths from the
linen package and set them neatly aside.
Turn the portable altar over into an upright
position making sure it is placed in a secure and
Place the frontal on the altar so that it overhangs
the front of the altar. Connect the snaps on the
frontal to the fasteners on the rear of the altar.
Locate the two tapes attached to the frontal and
tie them to the portable altar front legs.
Place the altar cloth on the altar leaving an equal
amount of overhang on each end of the portable
By design, the aluminum portable Lee altar is used
for interdenominational religious services in field and
combat conditions. Because of its practical and
nonsectarian design, the portable Lee altar is adaptable
for Protestant, Catholic, or Jewish divine services. In
the following sections, you will read about how you will
use this altar to assemble the appointments contained in
your chaplains combat or field kit for each of these
Jewish Chaplains Combat Kit
The Jewish chaplains combat kit was designed for
use by the Jewish chaplain in conducting Jewish
religious services under noncombat field conditions.
Figure 6-7 shows three views of this kit. View A shows
atop view of the contents. View B shows the front view
of the kit. View C shows the velour covers and
equipment in place. The Jewish chaplains combat kit
should contain the following items:
. Ark with hangings and coverings
. Two candles
l Two candlesticks
l Bimah cover
l Kiddush cup
l Altar frontal
PREPARING FOR A JEWISH COMBAT
SERVICE. The first step in preparing for a Jewish
combat service is to set up the portable Lee altar. Then,
you should take the following steps to prepare the altar
and arrange the appointments:
Cover the altar with the altar frontal.
Open the combat kit and remove all items except
Install the hangings and coverings.
Place the kit on the altar.
Place the kiddush cup at the center of the base
compartment of the kit.
Place the candlesticks, with candles, on either
side and to the rear of the kiddush cup.
When you have completed the altar assembly, you
should begin to lay out the vestments.
LAYING OUT JEWISH VESTMENTS. The
required Jewish vestments are shown in figure 6-8. To
lay out the vestments for Jewish divine services, you will
need the following items:
@ One tallit (tallis)
. One yarmulkah (yarmulke)
. One field table for displaying the vestments
The only items required by the rabbi are the tallit
and the yarmulkah. Place the tallit and yarmulkah on
the field table so they are convenient and easily visible
to the rabbi.