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  • Violinist Itzhak Perlman scraps N.C. concert over ‘discriminatory’ law

    May 17, 2016 | 3:08 pm

    Renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman on Tuesday became the latest entertainer to cancel a performance in North Carolina to protest against the state's law requiring transgender people to use public bathrooms that match their sex at birth.

    The Israeli-born musician was to perform on...

  • Segregating Restrooms

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    May 4, 2016 | 1:00 am

    On March 23 North Carolina passed a law requiring people who use public restrooms to use the one that matches the gender on their birth certificate. This law, and others like it, are clearly aimed at transgender people. They force people who identify, and even present themselves,...

  • Jewish platform raises political dough for Cruz

    March 15, 2016 | 10:34 am

    UPDATED 11:54 a.m.

    A group of Orthodox Jews supporting Ted Cruz for president have launched a 24-hour campaign to raise $1 million for Cruz's campaign on the day of crucial primary contests in Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina.

    The campaign "Million For Ted"...

  • New film, ‘Rosenwald,’ tells story of Jewish philanthropist who transformed black lives

    July 20, 2015 | 1:55 pm

    Alex Bethea, the son of cotton and tobacco farm workers, was in sixth grade in 1965 when his family moved from Dillon, South Carolina, to the tiny town of Fairmont, North Carolina, where he attended a school called Rosenwald.

    But it wasn’t until this week, 50 years later, that...

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  • Reform rabbis join suit fighting N.C.’s same-sex marriage ban

    June 10, 2014 | 2:06 pm

    The Reform movement’s Central Conference of American Rabbis joined a lawsuit against North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriages.

    The lawsuit, which was filed April 28 by the United Church of Christ and several same-sex couples, alleges that North Carolina’s Amendment One and...

  • Why Wolpe spoke at the DNC

    By Rob Eshman

    September 5, 2012 | 10:06 am

    This week David Wolpe, senior rabbi of Sinai Temple, delivered one of the invocations at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Even for someone used to and deserving of such honors, this is a big deal.

    Indeed, the majority of the rabbi’s congregants were thrilled...

  • Jewish groups back Obama on gay marriage

    May 9, 2012 | 3:15 pm

    Jewish leaders praised President Barack Obama’s statement that he personally supports gay marriage.

    “I am pleased that the President has made a decisive statement in support of marriage equality,” said National Jewish Democratic Council chair Marc R. Stanley in an emailed...

  • ADL lauds court for quashing N.C. commission’s prayer

    August 3, 2011 | 10:35 am

    The Anti-Defamation League praised a federal court decision banning sectarian prayers at a county commission’s meetings in North Carolina.

    “This decision is a clear victory for religious freedom in North Carolina,” the ADL, which had filed a friend-of-the-court brief, said Tuesday...

  • Oy! His Mother’s Italian. His Father’s Jewish. And he’s funny

    March 18, 2010 | 12:02 pm

    From www.shelbystar.com:

    Don’t let your ears deceive you.

    “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy” really is a one-man show, even if that man – Steve Solomon – voices 30 different characters in the roughly 90 minute performance, which runs at the...

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