Larry Brook

March 5, 2021

Romi Levy, Lior Berman hit the hoops for Auburn

By Lee J. Green It isn’t just Auburn Head Basketball Coach Bruce Pearl — both the Auburn men’s and women’s teams have a Jewish player presence. Israeli freshman forward Romi Levy has already made an impact on the Tigers’ women’s team, gaining conference-wide honors. On […]
March 4, 2021

LimmudFest NOLA Lineup Announced for March 14 Event

LimmudFest New Orleans announced its full lineup of speakers and events for the regional March 14 event. Held virtually instead of in person due to the pandemic, the event will feature 23 sessions over four hours on a wide range of topics, with an overall […]
March 1, 2021

Loyalty Lasts, Memories Endure: On the Southern Retail Road

By Trotter Cobb A good friend who is Jewish asked me a question the other day. I was telling him about my 35 years selling furniture and floor coverings to wholesalers and retailers across a nine-state region in the Deep South and lower Midwest. I […]
February 24, 2021

New Israeli ambassador’s first official trip is Alabama civil rights tour

Ambassador Gilad Erdan talks with David Jackson of the Philos Project while crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge, site of the 1965 Bloody Sunday civil rights demonstrations. By Larry Brook For his first United States tour after being named Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., Gilad Erdan […]
February 24, 2021

Birmingham ADL program warns that far-right extremism is increasing

By Richard Friedman There are a growing number of haters on the far right, driven by white supremacy, antisemitism, anti-government radicalism, grievance mindsets and conspiracy theories. These were among the takeaways from a recent online program on hard-right hate groups, sponsored by the Birmingham Jewish […]
February 19, 2021

Alabama, national Jewish leaders will miss having Shelby in Senate

By Richard Friedman Richard Shelby, a tall, affable man who will be remembered for years to come as a political giant, has announced that he will not seek re-election to the U.S. Senate when his current term expires. Shelby, Alabama’s senior senator, will leave behind […]
February 14, 2021

Dimensions in Testimony at National World War II Museum

With the end of World War II and the Holocaust now over 75 years in the past, the question becomes even more urgent: How will future generations hear from those who were witnesses? On Feb. 4, the National World War II Museum in New Orleans […]
February 12, 2021

Next chapter: BDS, anti-IHRA bills fail at Florida State University

Florida State University. Credit: Flickr. Continuing a year of drama over the Israel-Palestinian conflict, the student senate at Florida State University dealt a large setback to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement by soundly rejecting three anti-Israel resolutions. The resolutions were written by Ahmad Daraldik, […]
February 12, 2021

Bloch named new head of Jewish-Multicultural Center in New Orleans

Aaron Bloch has been named the new executive director of the Goldring Family Foundation Center for Jewish-Multicultural Affairs, one of two new Centers of Excellence at the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans. Bloch will succeed Mithun Kamath, who departed for a senior position in […]