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  • Echoes of Selma: Angeleno recalls Alabama summer of ‘65

    January 13, 2015 | 3:36 pm

    How big of a “We” were the Jews in “We shall overcome”?

    Since the nationwide release of “Selma” a week before the national holiday commemorating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., I have wondered about the extent of Jewish participation in the civil rights movement. Was it just the...

  • Alabama youth group pulling billboard quoting Hitler

    June 3, 2014 | 7:21 pm

    An Alabama billboard quoting Adolf Hitler is being taken down at the request of the advertising company that leased the space.

    The advertisement for Life Savers Ministries, a Christian youth program, features five smiling children beneath the quote attributed to Hitler, “He...

  • When football and Yom Kippur collide

    September 13, 2013 | 9:48 am

    While many of us are finding this year’s Yom Kippur conveniently scheduled because it falls on the weekend, at Texas A&M the holiday clashes with one of the most significant days on the football calendar: Aggies vs. Alabama. The Wall Street Journal reports:

    Saturday is...

  • ‘The Scottsboro Boys’ recalls a miscarriage of justice in the segregated South

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 29, 2013 | 11:46 am

    At 86, legendary Broadway composer John Kander still remembers how, as a small boy in an assimilated Jewish home in Kansas City, Mo., he first heard the searing story of the Scottsboro Boys: nine African-American teenagers who had been falsely accused of rape in 1930s Alabama. 

  • Ala. justice removed over Ten Commandments advances in bid to return

    March 15, 2012 | 10:12 am

    A former Alabama chief justice who was removed for placing a monument to the Ten Commandments in his courthouse won the Republican primary in a bid to get back his job.

    Roy Moore won slightly more than 50 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary, obviating the need for a runoff. He...

  • Santorum’s Southern sweep mars Romney’s front-runner status

    March 14, 2012 | 8:54 am

    Rick Santorum swept two Southern states in Republican primaries, complicating Mitt Romney’s status as front-runner and all but burying Newt Gingrich’s chance for the nomination.

    Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who emerged from last place in polling as recently as December...

  • Alabama’s secret Jewish weapon celebrates grid title

    January 10, 2012 | 3:57 pm

    After the University of Alabama won the Bowl Championship Series football crown by dominating top-ranked Louisiana State University, much of the attention and credit has gone to Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban.

    But what about Robert Levin?

    Pediatrician by day, Levin has been...

  • The JDRC arrives Alabama

    By Elie Lowenfeld, Jewish Disaster Response Corps

    May 2, 2011 | 10:00 pm

    This morning we went to Pleasant Grove, Alabama, a town outside of Birmingham that was devastated by the recent tornadoes.

    There are no words to describe what we saw.

    As far as we could see in every direction there was devastation and destruction.  Houses destroyed, trees down,...

  • Jewish community aiding tornado victims

    April 29, 2011 | 2:07 pm

    Jewish groups are mobilizing assistance in areas of the U.S. Southeast struck by devastating tornadoes this week.

    The Birmingham Jewish Federation in Alabama has opened a Tornado Recovery Fund to raise money for victims of the storms and tornadoes, which struck Wednesday and...

  • Alabama governor apologizes

    January 20, 2011 | 10:36 am

    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley apologized for saying in inaugural day comments that non-Christians were not his “brothers and sisters.”

    Bentley met Wednesday for an hour with representatives of Alabama’s Jewish community, including leaders of Birmingham’s Jewish federation, the...

  • Group offers $50,000 to lure Jews to rural ‘Bama.

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 9, 2008 | 12:21 am

    Not that they would want me anyway, but the Jews of Dothan couldn’t pay me enough to make aliyah to the tiny Alabama town. And $50,000 certainly wouldn’t cut it.

    This plot, hatched by the Blumberg Family Jewish Community Services of Dothan, to absorb moving expenses and provide an...

  • Scars Fall on Alabama

    July 16, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Scars Fall on Alabama

    Close to half the Reform temples in Alabama are named "Emanuel," which is Hebrew for "God is with us." Jews all over the state are hoping it proves true this fall, when voters pick a governor.

    In a...