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September 10, 2023

ADL South Central combines fundraisers into one major event

The South Central region of the Anti-Defamation League is merging its two annual fundraisers into one main event, debuting on Oct. 4 as the Concert Against Hate, featuring the A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Awards and the Community Impact Awards. This year’s Botnick honorees are […]
September 1, 2023

Arrest made in murder of Israeli business owner in Birmingham

Snir Lalum, an Israeli living in Birmingham, was killed in what was considered a robbery attempt on Aug. 24. Lalum, 44, was co-owner of Insta-Movers and was opening the business for the day around 5 a.m. when he was apparently followed to the business from […]
August 27, 2023

“Honey Girl of Auschwitz” bringing message of resilience

A survivor of Auschwitz who travels the country speaking about resilience, tolerance and forgiveness will be in Louisiana next month. Esther Basch, known as “The Honey Girl of Auschwitz,” says that while she can’t forget what happened to her, she can forgive, because holding a […]
August 24, 2023

Hoover library to host Yiddish Book Center “Stories of Exile” series

Hoover Public Library, just south of Birmingham, kicks off four months of activities connected to the Yiddish Book Center’s Stories of Exile program. The library is one of 29 in the country to receive the grant for a reading and discussion program to engage teens […]
August 17, 2023

Based on Opelika survivor’s life, “We’ll Meet Again” musical goes on tour

“We’ll Meet Again,” a musical based on the life of a Holocaust survivor in Alabama, is going on tour. The show, based on the life of Opelika’s Henry Stern, debuted in Savannah, Ga., in August 2022, then moved to Stern’s adopted community, where he was […]
August 15, 2023

Numerous films of Jewish interest at 25th Sidewalk Film Festival

Nathan-Ism By Lee J. Green The spotlight shines on the silver anniversary edition of the Sidewalk Film Festival, Aug. 21 to 27, and several Jewish filmmakers will have their works featured. Southern Jewish Life magazine will sponsor “You Hurt My Feelings” from acclaimed Jewish director […]
August 14, 2023

Israel receives new Naval landing craft, built in Mississippi

On Aug. 8, the Israeli Navy received the first of two landing crafts built at Bollinger Shipyards in Pascagoula. The ceremony dedicating the INS Nachshon was led by the Commanding Officer of Haifa Naval Base, RDML. Tal Politis, and senior officials in the procurement delegation […]
August 13, 2023

Antisemite arrested for threatening Tree of Life jurors had made threats referencing Alabama

A known white supremacist, previously jailed on weapon charges, threatened jurors in the federal trial of the now-convicted shooter, who killed 11 Jewish worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Federal agents arrested the man, Hardy Carroll Lloyd, in West Virginia on Aug. 10. Lloyd, 45, is […]
August 11, 2023

Why Would Duke Publish a Book Full of Malicious, Unproven Allegations Against Israel?

Rutgers University professor Jasbir Puar. Credit: Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. By Cary Nelson Jasbir Puar, the well-known Rutgers University Professor of Women’s Studies, has a right to her opinion. On that I have no disagreement. […]