August 25, 2011

Huntsville’s Fishman Wins “Asian Nobel”

On June 7, Jerry Fishman of Huntsville was named co-winner of the Shaw Prize in Astronomy. The $1 million prize, considered “Asia’s Nobel Prize,” will be shared with astronomer Enrico Costa for their work in gamma ray bursts. The three Shaw prizes — Life Sciences […]
August 24, 2011

SEC Football Goes for Six

By Lee J. Green A high five goes out to SEC football for winning an unprecedented five straight national championships. But SEC Commissioner Mike Slive didn’t focus on pats on the back for the conference at SEC Media Days in Birmingham. Instead, he spoke of […]
August 22, 2011

Fielkow resigns from New Orleans City Council

Arnie Fielkow, who in 12 years in New Orleans became a fixture in the Jewish and general communities, submitted his resignation from the New Orleans City Council today to take a position as the chief executive officer of the National Basketball Retired Players Association. In […]
August 17, 2011

ISJL to be featured on History Channel

Wednesday at 8 p.m. (Central), the Jackson-based Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life will be featured on “You Don’t Know Dixie,” which will premiere on the History Channel. “You Don’t Know Dixie” shows the “hidden and surprising truths about how the South shaped America.” The […]
August 8, 2011

Matisyahu making Southern swing

By Lee J. Green Orthodox Jewish musician Matisyahu, who blends reggae, rap, hip-hop and funk sounds with Jewish themes, prayers and life lessons, will return to the region for appearances in several venues this month. He will be at the Varsity Theatre in Baton Rouge […]
August 5, 2011

Jackson’s Beth Israel Holding 150th Anniversary

Beth Israel in Jackson, one of Mississippi’s oldest synagogues, is preparing for its 150th anniversary celebration weekend, Sept. 16 to 18. Over 1000 invitations have gone out to current and former congregants, and supporters. The weekend will feature a “welcome home” congregational dinner, gala event […]
August 5, 2011

Opinion: Alice Walker and the Flotilla

By Larry Brook, editor/publisher In high school, one of the books we were assigned to read was “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker. Because of the book, she is a celebrated figure in this nation; around here she is also known for her time living […]
July 26, 2011

New Orleans JCC Offers Children Culinary Arts

Chef Brack May of Cowbell Restaurant will highlight Culinary Arts week of Taglit Camp at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center’s Metairie campus. Culinary Arts week will take place August 1 to 5 and is open to children entering grades 6 to 8. May completed […]
July 24, 2011

Huge Turnout for Ruth Siegler Book Signing

Phyllis Weinstein, chair of the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, said the center’s office had never seen a crowd like this one. This afternoon, Ruth Siegler signed copies of “My Father’s Blessing,” a memoir about her experiences in the Holocaust and her journey to a normal […]