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July 19, 2023

Florida investigating Morningstar for anti-Israel bias in investment ratings

A truck in downtown Chicago bears signage, a Consumers’ Research campaign. Credit: Courtesy. (JNS) — JNS got a scoop last month that Florida was investigating investment giant Morningstar. On July 17, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, currently the second-ranked Republican presidential candidate, said in a […]
July 19, 2023

New Louisiana community mikvah nears opening

After a long process, the board of the Louisiana Community Mikvah announced that the Oscar J.Tolmas Louisiana Community Mikvah will be in operation in a matter of weeks. “Punch List” items to finish the project are being addressed. The new website with information about the […]
July 18, 2023

“Joseph” colors the Red Mountain Theatre stage this month

By Lee J. Green “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” lights up the Red Mountain Theatre stage from July 21 to Aug. 13, and its narrator is glowing about classic musical. “This is just such a beautiful story about family, loyalty, forgiveness, love and redemption,” […]
July 14, 2023

Silverstein touts economic development record in run for County Commission

David Silverstein speaks at the Alabama Holocaust Education Center dedication at Temple Emanu-El on May 22. Photo by James Henry Brook. For decades, David Silverstein has worked on projects to grow the economy in Jefferson County. Now, he is looking to do so as an […]
July 13, 2023

Hattiesburg man arrested for antisemitic threats to Pennsylvania institutions

Graphic from the Anti-Defamation League’s 2022 audit of antisemitic incidents A Hattiesburg man was arrested and has been indicted for threatening synagogues and Jewish-owned businesses in eastern Pennsylvania. Donavon Parish, 28, was arrested by FBI agents in Mississippi on July 13 after an investigation by […]
July 13, 2023

Georgia, Tennessee law-enforcement delegation visits Israel

A visiting group of the Israel Police for the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange meets with Avshalom Peled, deputy Israeli police commissioner (center, front row). Credit: Israel Police. (JNS) — Last month, 20 police and public safety executives from Georgia and Tennessee spent two weeks […]
July 13, 2023

Southern Jewish Life received three national Rockower Awards for journalistic excellence

AJPA President Alan Smason of Crescent City Jewish News announces the Rockower Awards results, July 11 at the National World War II Museum. Southern Jewish Life magazine once again picked up multiple awards in the 42nd annual Simon J. Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish […]
July 12, 2023

Doing harm: U.S. boycott of Israeli medical research in territories hurts everyone

Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman at Ariel University on March 9, 2022. Photo by Josh Hasten. By Heather Johnston (JNS) — As Israelis further test the enduring stamina of their democratic principles this week on the issue of judicial reform, the U.S.-Israel relationship […]
July 11, 2023

Corren’s journey to “Cabaret” at Alabama Shakespeare Festival

By Lee J. Green New York-based actor Donald Corren makes his first journey to Alabama for a journey back in time to Berlin during the twilight of the Jazz Era. One of the most famous American musicals of all time, “Cabaret,” comes to the Alabama […]