October 13, 2019

“No Surrender” details how Tenn. soldier stood up and saved American Jews during the Holocaust

Pastor Chris Edmonds says that “the difference between a regular person and a hero is two seconds,” and he hopes that the spreading of his father’s story inspires people to become that hero, should they be faced with such circumstances. Edmonds is promoting “Roddie’s Code” […]
August 26, 2019

Campaign launched to preserve Selma’s historic synagogue

It’s a common concern for synagogues that are in historic buildings — keeping the roof in good condition, and running the occasional capital campaign when repairs are necessary. But in Selma, where Ronnie Leet goes to Mishkan Israel’s 120-year-old building after every rain — just […]
August 16, 2019

Making of a Mitzvah: The Story Behind Israel Lacrosse’s Project Cleats for Kenya’s Team

Ella Duvdevani (seated) and her Israeli teammates with the Kenya lacrosse team A lacrosse match in the world championships turned into an unexpected opportunity for Israel’s national team to do some good, coordinated by a member of Birmingham’s Jewish community. Their gesture was hailed as […]
December 9, 2016

Beautiful and historic: The story of New Orleans’ M.S. Rau

A 1783 silver creamer by Paul Revere has an important Jewish connection, with New Orleans ties New Orleans has numerous museums, and many antiques stores. And then, there’s M.S. Rau Antiques, which has a museum-worthy collection — but it’s all for sale.Bill Rau is the […]
November 10, 2016

Turning Back the Hands of Time: Jackson, Mississippi’s Olde-Tyme Deli

Photograph courtesy Bill Aron, from his Shalom Y’all collection    –   Judy and Irv Feldman at Jackson’s Olde-Tyme Deli  by Amy C. Evans  “When I was a little girl, your father would always give me a cookie.”  This is the kind of story that […]