January 1, 2006

Rockower Archive: Salvaging Holiday Spirit in Mobile (January 2004)

(Editor’s Note: This article won a first place Rockower Award for Excellence in News Reporting from the American Jewish Press Association.) An attempt to broaden the scope of a children’s holiday parade in Mobile last month backfired on organizers, who were shocked to see their […]
December 31, 2005

Rockower Archive: Holocaust Drama Director Leaving (June 2000)

(Editor’s Note: This article won a first place Rockower Award for Excellence in Spot News Reporting from the American Jewish Press Association.) Holocaust drama director leaving Claims job eliminated after questioning religious program in Hamilton public school, will teach at Jacobs Camp this summer The […]
December 31, 2005

Rockower Archive: For Those Who Do Not Know Where To Ask (May 2000)

(Editor’s Note: This lead editorial from May 2000 won a first place Rockower Award for Excellence in Editorial Writing from the American Jewish Press Association).For Those Who Do Not Know Where To Ask Item: A missionary group in Mississippi goes through the Birmingham phone book […]
December 31, 2005

Rockower Archve: A Response to the Jesus Video (April 1998)

(Editor’s Note: The following column, which was published in April 1998, won a Rockower Award for Excellence in Commentary and Editorial Writing from the American Jewish Press Association) A Response to the Jesus Video Historically, the whole concept of “The December Dilemma”, namely, what to […]
December 31, 2005

Rockower Archive: Presecution in Israel? (December 1997)

(Editor’s Note: This column, which was published in December 1997, won the Rockower Award for Excellence in Editorial Writing from the American Jewish Press Association). Persecution in Israel? Last month, I mentioned that the editor of the Alabama Baptist, a weekly newspaper for the state’s […]
December 31, 2005

Rockower Archive: Step Down, Rev. Moore (1996)

(Editor’s Note: The following story from 1996 received a Rockower Award for Excellence in Editorial Writing from the American Jewish Press Association.) Step Down, Rev. Moore If one day you find yourself standing in a courtroom as a defendant, and the court finds against you, […]
December 31, 2005

Rockower Archive: Star Crossed (Aug. 1994)

(Editor’s Note: The following story from August 1994 received a second-place Rockower Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting from the American Jewish Press Association, along with its preceding story from May 1994, “How Jewish a Star.”) Star Crossed Jewish Star publishers compare local Jews to […]
December 31, 2005

Rockower Archive: How Jewish A Star? (May 1994)

(Editor’s Note: The following story from May 1994 received a second-place Rockower Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting from the American Jewish Press Association, along with its follow-up story, “Star Crossed.”) How Jewish a Star? Publishers of “Alabama’s Oldest Jewish news magazine” proclaim on TV […]