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  • Obama to deliver eulogy Friday for slain South Carolina pastor

    1 week ago

    South Carolina will take a step forward in healing the wounds of last week's mass shooting when President Barack Obama arrives on Friday to deliver the eulogy for the pastor of the historic church where the attack took place.

    Reverend Clementa Pinckney, a widely admired state...

  • Charleston church gunman Dylann Roof’s manifesto calls to ‘destroy the Jewish identity’

    2 weeks ago

    Dylann Roof, the alleged Charleston church gunman, said in a racial manifesto that the Jewish “problem” would be solved “if we could somehow destroy the Jewish identity.”

    Roof, 21, who has been charged with killing nine worshipers last week in the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in the...

  • Jamie Masada: We must teach our children love, not hate

    2 weeks ago

    Like most Americans my heart broke when I saw the news about the massacre at the AME church in South Carolina.  After my initial shock and tears, I felt anger and I wanted some answers. Where did this hatred come from? What sort of poor parenting precipitated the poison of race...
  • Beyond Charleston: All lives matter

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    As moving as it was to see the national reaction of grief, sadness and outrage at the horrific mass killing that occurred at a Black church in Charleston last week, there was something that bothered me.

    What about all the other victims of homicide throughout America who are...

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  • Reflections on the Charleston murders from Berlin: A conscience

    By Rabbi Mordecai Finley

    2 weeks ago

    I was sitting at the lunch tables yesterday here at the language school in Berlin, checking the news, when I read of the massacre at Emanuel AME in Charleston. My heart stopped in grief, thinking of the horror in that church. A very deep sadness came over me, for the victims and...

  • Don’t whitewash Charleston’s troubled racial history

    2 weeks ago

    A prominent Jewish Charlestonian’s inspiring response to the massacre last week at the Emanuel AME Church has circulated widely in recent days. Robert N. Rosen’s essay points to the best traditions of life in the city: tolerance, an attentiveness to history, and a powerful sense of...

  • Charleston Church Shooting is a Crime Against all of America

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    2 weeks ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with the victims' families and community. My prayers are especially with the African American community, and their spiritual leaders and communities; they work hard to bring Godliness into the world. These shining examples of selflessness and Godliness...

  • An open letter to President Obama: This is a moral emergency

    2 weeks ago

    Dear President Barack Obama,

    I appreciate your comments on the “heartache and the sadness and the anger” that many Americans are feeling after the shooting of nine African-American congregants at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. You pointed out that “this type of...

  • First AME Church Vigil marked by rousing sermons by L.A. clergy, civic leaders of all denominations

    By Aron Chilewich

    2 weeks ago

    On June 18, as the country began to mourn the nine African-Americans murdered one day before by a white gunman at a Bible study session at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, S.C., people of all faiths and races joined with congregants of First AME...

  • Death in Charleston: Trapped by the tragic, unheeded lessons of the nation’s racial past

    2 weeks ago

    America's latest incident of racial violence, the massacre of nine people at historically black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., echoes some of the horrific scenes out of the civil-rights era. A young white shooter allegedly committed mass murder at a...

  • WATCH: Jon Stewart delivers joke-less monologue on Charleston shooting

    2 weeks ago

    As Jon Stewart said Thursday night, his job for the past 16 years has been to deliver jokes based on the news.

    On Thursday, however, he simply could not do his job – the killing of nine at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina had left him, for the first time, unable to write jokes.

    Below is video of Stewart’s joke-less monologue, in which he delivers one of the most impassioned segments of his career.

  • S. Carolina massacre suspect seemed troubled, had past brushes with police

    3 weeks ago

    His uncle worried he was cooped up in his room too much. The few images of him found easily online suggest he had a fascination with white supremacy. And for his birthday this year, his father bought the young man a pistol, the uncle said.

    Dylann Roof, 21, was arrested on...

  • U.S. presidential candidates react to South Carolina church shootings

    3 weeks ago

    U.S. presidential candidates and politicians likely to enter the race used social media and other means on Thursday to express their reaction to news a white gunman had killed nine people in a historic black church in South Carolina on Wednesday.

    Here are comments from some of...

  • Obama, after S.C. shooting, says U.S. gun violence too frequent

    3 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed anger over the "senseless" shooting in a black church in South Carolina and said Americans had to confront the fact that frequent incidents of gun violence do not occur in other advanced countries.

    Obama, in a statement to reporters at...

  • Jewish community reacts to the Charleston shooting

    3 weeks ago

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    Rabbi Sharon Brous / IKAR

    It is beyond belief that in the year 2015 we wake up to headlines reading: Nine Dead as Gunman Strikes a Black Church… Police Call Attack a Hate Crime. 2015. Sixty years after Emmett...

  • South Carolina church shooting suspect got gun for birthday, uncle says

    3 weeks ago

    Dylann Roof, the man suspected of fatally shooting nine people at a historic African American church in South Carolina on Wednesday, was given a gun by his father as a 21st birthday present in April, his uncle told Reuters on Thursday.

    Law enforcement officers were at the home of...

  • White suspect arrested in killing of nine at black U.S. church

    3 weeks ago

    A white man suspected of killing nine people in a Bible-study group at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina was arrested on Thursday and U.S. officials are investigating the attack as a hate crime.

    Law enforcement officials detained alleged gunman...

  • Conversations From Twitter – Part 1

    By Ilana Angel

    May 18, 2012 | 7:56 am

    I was so sure Aubrey O’Day was going to make it into the final two of Celebrity Apprentice, I bet one my readers she would.  She felt strongly Aubrey was out and so we made a wager.  If the repulsive Ms. O’Day was in, she would write a guest blog for me, and if awful Aubrey was...

  • Lowcountry Leisure—Southern Escape Steeped in History

    By Roslyn Farhi

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    So you've seen "Big Fish," "Forrest Gump" and "Driving Miss Daisy," and now you think you know what the South is all about -- old mansions, moss-draped oaks, steamy swamps. Think again.

    The South is a vibrant tapestry of culture, and its Jewish communities are important threads....

  • Shalom Y’All

    By Anthea Gerrie

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "Shalom Y'all" sounds suspiciously like a slogan designed to sell souvenirs to Jewish visitors in the American South, and indeed the phrase adorns T-shirts, mugs and other paraphernalia in the gift shop of Charleston's Beth Elohim Synagogue.

    But the drawled greeting is also common...

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