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  • Jewish security officials, cops from five North American cities tour Israel

    November 17, 2015 | 2:25 pm

    Jewish security officials from five North American cities joined top police officers in a tour of Israel to examine its security practices.

    Four U.S. metropolitan areas — Cleveland, Memphis, Detroit and Kansas City, the site of a deadly attack on Jewish institutions last year —...

  • In Tennessee, Steve Cohen trounces primary challenger

    August 8, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) easily survived a primary election challenge, making it likely he will continue to represent Tennessee’s 9th Congressional District.

    Cohen defeated challenger Ricky Wilkins by a more than 2-to-1 margin in Thursday’s primary, winning 66 percent of the...

  • 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...

  • Security guard arrested for vandalizing Memphis yeshiva’s Torahs at hotel

    January 14, 2013 | 4:11 pm

    A Memphis yeshiva’s Shabbat retreat was disrupted when a hotel security guard was arrested for vandalizing Torah scrolls and other property belonging to the school.

    Justin Shawn Baker, 24, an Iraqi War veteran living in Jackson, Tenn., was arrested and charged with vandalism...

  • Steven Cohen and the Jews-hate-Jesus campaign

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 31, 2008 | 7:01 pm

    I received some fan mail two weeks ago that I’ve been meaning to indulge. It was from George Brooks, an African-American minister from Tennessee who has been leading a campaign against the re-election of U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, the only white congressman from a predominantly black...