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March 17, 2024

Auburn wins historic battle of Jewish coaches in SEC tournament championship

Auburn celebrates the SEC tournament championship. Photo by Zach Bland/Auburn Athletics The Southeastern Conference men’s basketball championship game turned into the Jewish coaches invitational. Fourth-seeded Auburn, coached by Bruce Pearl, defeated sixth-seed Florida, which is coached by Pearl’s former assistant, Todd Golden, 86-67, in Nashville […]
March 15, 2024

South Carolina man arrested for dumping antisemitic flyers in several neighborhoods

The public library in Florence, S.C., which listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Credit: Robert Thomas Mckenzie Jr. via Wikimedia Commons. (JNS) — A repeat offender illegally distributing antisemitic propaganda in South Carolina could face as many as three years in prison […]
March 14, 2024

Delta resuming Israel flights from New York, no word yet on Atlanta

Ben Gurion International airport on Aug. 29, 2023. Photo by Arie Leib Abrams/Flash90. Delta Airlines announced on March 13 that it will resume daily flights to Tel Aviv from New York in June. The announcement comes one week after rival United Airlines became the first […]
March 11, 2024

Fans’ anti-Israel hostility in Glasgow forces Israeli star soccer player to leave for Charlotte

Liel Abada, an Israeli footballer who has been sitting out games for his Scottish club amid fan protests of the war in Gaza, is joining Major League Soccer’s team in Charlotte. The team said on its website on March 7 that it had paid $8 […]
March 11, 2024

Fla. Rep. who served in U.S. Army, and with IDF, shuts down anti-Israel activist

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (seated, left) and Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla., seated, right) meet with injured IDF soldiers and Border Police officers in the rehabilitation ward at Hadassah-Mt. Scopus hospital on Dec. 27, 2023. Credit: Amos Ben-Gershom (GPO). (JNS) — “You’re a heartless man,” […]
March 10, 2024

Becoming part of the community: Non-Jews leading Jewish institutions

Brooke Bowles and Brian Cain By Richard Friedman They both are tall, friendly, energetic and passionate. They’ve each spent the bulk of their careers in fields different from what they are doing today. They are admired and valued. And they both have stepped forward to […]
March 10, 2024

Amidst Ala. IVF uncertainty, Jewish Fertility Foundation works to handle the legal twists

Alabama Supreme Court building. Photo by Michael Barera/Wikipedia The controversial ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court that stated frozen embryos are to be regarded as children in terms of their legal rights caused a frenzy of activity, from those whose in vitro fertilization procedures suddenly […]
March 8, 2024

Injury causes early end to Lior Berman’s final season at Auburn

Lior Berman in Auburn’s March 2023 game against Tennessee. Courtesy Auburn athletics The Bermanator was on a roll, and now his season is over. Lior Berman, a 6-foot-4 guard for the Auburn University basketball team, suffered an ACL injury during the March 2 game against […]
March 8, 2024

“Violins of Hope” founder Amnon Weinstein dies

Amnon Weinstein, an Israeli luthier who established the Violins of Hope as a musical remembrance of the Holocaust’s victims, died on March 5. He was 84. The Violins of Hope, many of which were played in the death camps by Jews who survived and many […]