January 24, 2022

The Tuskegee Airmen bear witness of U.S. refusal to bomb Auschwitz

By Rafael Medoff (Jewish Journal) — The death of Charles E. McGee last week occasioned an outpouring of tributes to the Tuskegee Airmen, the all-black units of American military aviators of whom McGee was one of the last surviving members. What is not widely known […]
January 19, 2022

After Texas synagogue incident, Presbyterian Church USA issues antisemitic statement

Members of the Presbyterian Church USA’s Israel Palestine Mission Network pose in front of Israel’s security barrier during one of their trips to the Holy Land. The graffiti on the barrier readers “PC (USA) stands with Palestine.” Photo: Twitter. From SJL and JNS reports Jewish […]
January 13, 2022

Editorial: CAIR puts target on backs of American Jews

By Larry Brook, editor If you are reading this magazine, chances are you are now seen as a legitimate target. Do you attend a synagogue somewhere in our coverage area? Gone on a mission to Israel? Attended or sent your kids to one of the […]
January 13, 2022

Gates of Prayer announces lineup for second GatesFest, on March 27

Last year, Gates of Prayer in Metairie held one of the first Covid-era festivals, with GatesFest taking place in parking lot pods as bands played all day. A larger GatesFest returns on March 27, and the lineup is headlined by multi-platinum artist X Ambassadors. In […]
January 11, 2022

How Zionists Helped Defeat Segregation in Baltimore

Crowd outside the theater. Photo courtesy the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies By Rafael Medoff Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year will be commemorated just before the 75th anniversary of a remarkable but little-known campaign by American Zionists and African-Americans that helped […]
January 9, 2022

Alabama can combat anti-Israel hate by divesting from Unilever

Unilever Canada sign on their head office in Toronto, Canada. Credit: JHVEPhoto/Shutterstock. By Brandy Gibson Something is rotten in Vermont. Ben & Jerry’s, perhaps the state’s most iconic global brand, decided in July to embrace and participate in the global discriminatory and antisemitic movement to […]
January 9, 2022

Groundbreaking partnership quietly defied the days of segregation

Cy Steiner and Shelley Stewart By Richard Friedman It was 1958.  Not an easy time for Blacks in the Deep South. No one knew that better than Shelley Stewart, a young Birmingham-based African-American disc jockey who was gaining a wide following across the region. He […]
January 6, 2022

Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival postponed

A Crime on the Bayou For the 16th installment of the annual Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival, the festival is looking locally for its programming. At press time, just days before the festival was to return with in-person screenings this year, the Omicron variant outbreak […]
January 4, 2022

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience makes USA Today 10Best list

The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in New Orleans was named to the USA Today Readers’ Choice 10Best list for Best New Attraction in 2021. A panel of experts came up with the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 were decided by popular […]