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  • Gov’t shutdown bad for Jews, but also bad for Klan

    October 2, 2013 | 12:27 pm

    First, the bad news: As is the case for most other Americans, the government shutdown is bad for Jews.

    The Forward reports:

    For Jewish organizations dealing daily with federally funded programs, the shutdown’s impact could be much more than a scheduling nuisance....

  • Civility replaces violence in ‘Last White Night’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 22, 2013 | 12:36 pm

    In June 1965, during the most violent days of the civil rights movement, 21-year-old Paul Saltzman drove from Toronto to Mississippi to become a freedom fighter with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

    Just a year before, Klansmen from Neshoba County, Miss., had...

  • Security prep for Memphis Klan rally seen as national model

    April 4, 2013 | 3:24 pm

    Cantor Ricky Kampf descends from the bimah, adjusts his prayer shawl and strides up the aisle, cutting through the cavernous sanctuary to greet the familiar out-of-towner.

    “Y’all here for the shindig?” Kampf says at the Baron Hirsch Synagogue here as he grasps the hand of Paul...

  • Hundreds of groups back diversity on day of Klan rally in Memphis

    April 1, 2013 | 8:37 am

    Around 250 communal organizations and religious groups joined the mayors of Memphis and Shelby County, Tenn., in publishing a statement supporting diversity on the day the Ku Klux Klan staged a rally in the city.

    "We believe our city is stronger and richer for its broad array of...

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  • Lawyer urges federal investigation into attack on hasid

    June 1, 2011 | 10:06 am

    The lawyer for a man badly burned during an alleged arson attempt in a New York hasidic village is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the incident as a hate crime.

    The May 22 attack in the village of New Square was “evocative of the Ku Klux Klan and Nazi Germany,”...

  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    ...

    The Jewish Journal is no longer accepting mailed or faxed event listing information. Please e-mail event listings at least three weeks in advance to: calendar@jewishjournal.com .

    By Keren Engelberg

  • Web Hate Sites Proliferating

    By Lev Krichevsky

    April 1, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    The growth of hate sites on the World Wide Web is staggering, according to a report by the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

    On April 19, 1995, the day a truck bomb leveled the Oklahoma City federal building, there was only one Web hate site, run by the Ku Klux Klan. A year ago, there were 600...