September 23, 2022

Report card gives “grim” picture of antisemitism on campus

Graffiti at the University of Wisconsin, which received a D on the antisemitism report card. Students for Justice in Palestine admitted to the graffiti; the university plans to have an “educational” session with SJP about its effect, but said there will be no other repercussions […]
September 21, 2022

Is Superman Circumcised? Schwartz to discuss Jewish origins of superheroes

While his 2021 book may have won an international prize for the oddest title of the year, Roy Schwartz discusses a serious pop culture topic that sheds a new light on the world of superheroes and their intersection with Jewish history. The author of “Is […]
September 21, 2022

Online panel to pay tribute to Eli Evans, Southern Jewry’s “Poet Laureate”

Before there was a Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, a Southern Jewish Historical Society or a Goldring/Woldenberg Institute for Southern Jewish Life, there was Eli Evans. A remembrance of Evans in the SJHS newsletter states that “his 1973 memoir, ‘The Provincials: A Personal History […]
September 12, 2022

Bar Mitzvah in Birmingham returns to the bimah at Red Mountain Theatre

By Lee J. Green Red Mountain Theatre is raising the bar on “Bar Mitzvah in Birmingham.” The creative work returns to Birmingham with a retooled script, additional songs and fresh insight as part of the 5th Annual Human Rights New Works Festival, Sept. 22 to […]
September 8, 2022

Keeping Jewish Millennials Connected

Florina Newcomb and Amanda Loflin By Richard Friedman Having watched the new film “Image of Victory,” the true story of one of the most gripping battles of Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, I can’t get the movie out of my mind as I reflect on […]
September 4, 2022

Specialists coordinate security for area Jewish communities

Jeff Brown and Jimmy Stewart By Richard Friedman When Jeff Brown approached Israel’s Western Wall a while back, to deposit a prayer note into its ancient crevices, this Lutheran Midwesterner never could have imagined that one day he would wind up working for the Jewish […]
September 1, 2022

ADL Concert Against Hate honors two New Orleans leaders

Swin Cash and Will Snowden The South Central region of the Anti-Defamation League is holding its second “annual” In Concert Against Hate, Sept. 29 at the New Orleans Jazz Market. After the first concert, there was a two-year hiatus due to Covid. The event will […]
August 29, 2022

New Orleans Museum showing the Love in memory of Sydney Besthoff

In the Sculpture Garden (SJL file) Susan Taylor, the director of the New Orleans Museum of Art, said benefactor Sydney Besthoff III envisioned the museum’s sculpture garden as “a joyful place.” That will certainly be the case on Sept. 23, as the museum holds its […]
August 26, 2022

LimmudFest NOLA Returning in March 2023

Everything was planned out — speakers lined up, venues reserved and community Shabbat services planned for the biennial LimmudFest New Orleans in March 2020. Then, 11 days before the weekend of Jewish learning was to begin, it was “postponed” because of this new virus called […]