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April 18, 2024

Texas organizations sign business agreement with Israel

Texas and Israeli companies and the Texas Association of Business, the state’s chamber of commerce, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in April 2024. Credit: Texas Association of Business. The Texas Association of Business, the Texas Venture Alliance and StartUp Nation Central signed a Memorandum […]
April 17, 2024

Nola landmark clothier Rubensteins celebrates centennial with new hotel

Kenny Rubenstein One of the oldest continuously-operating menswear stores in America, Rubensteins in New Orleans is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year with a legacy of trying new things and adapting to the times. At the 100-year mark, trying new things includes a completely different […]
April 16, 2024

“Trees for Trolls” is Ga. Rep’s “Southern Jewish” way to say “Bless Their Hearts”

Esther Panitch, a state representative, in the Georgia House of Representatives chamber in the state Capitol in Atlanta, on Jan. 25, 2024. Credit: Georgia House of Representatives. By Menachem Wecker (JNS) — Esther Panitch was inspired when Renee Evans, of the World Jewish Congress, bought […]
April 16, 2024

Miles College choir joins Beth-El for Civil Rights Experience Shabbat celebration

Screenshot. By Jasmine Moore It was not your typical Friday night service at Birmingham’s Temple Beth-El. There, standing tall and proud, in front of the Jewish congregation on March 15, was the acclaimed choir from HBCU Miles College filling the beautiful sanctuary with their sounds, […]
April 14, 2024

#MeToo unless you are a Jew: Women’s panel frustrated by world silence, demands about Oct. 7

From left: Consul General Anat Sultan-Dadon, Tina Kempin-Reuter, Miriam Schler, Meredith Jacobs and Joyce Vance. The mantra that when it comes to sexual violence, women are to be believed and such actions condemned universally has been prominent in recent years, with the emergence of #MeToo […]
April 8, 2024

ISJL broadening education conference to everything “Southern & Jewish”

The 2023 ISJL conference in Mississippi. File photo. The Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life’s annual June conference isn’t just for educators any more. For two decades, congregations using the ISJL’s standardized religious school curriculum have gone to Jackson for a couple days of forums […]
April 7, 2024

With a few objections, Tennessee passes joint resolution supporting Israel

Rep. Chris Todd of Jackson speaks in the Tennessee House about the pro-Israel resolution The Tennessee General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a joint resolution in support of the State of Israel, but not without some bumps in the road by some representatives who stated that they […]
April 5, 2024

State of Florida “cutting loose” Morningstar for anti-Israel investment ratings bias

Smartphone with webpage of American financial-services company Morningstar Inc. on screen in front of the logo, Feb. 6, 2022. Credit: T. Schneider/Shutterstock. By Mike Wagenheim (JNS) — Florida intends to cut its ties with Morningstar until the investment firm can prove it has rooted out […]
April 5, 2024

“Only Miracles,” a new immersive Holocaust theater experience, debuts at Touro

Photos by Bruce France A very unusual story of survival during the Holocaust, told in an innovative fashion, is making its debut in New Orleans this month with “Only Miracles.” The interactive event will be in the Touro Synagogue sanctuary from April 13 to 15, […]