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  • Jeb, Cruz go after Trump for ‘neutral’ stance on Israel

    February 19, 2016 | 11:10 am

    Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz pounded Donald Trump for suggesting that he would take a ‘neutral’ approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    During a televised MSNBC town hall Wednesday night in Charleston, S.C., the Republican presidential...

  • Hillary Clinton: Two-state solution is ‘best outcome’ for Israelis, Palestinians

    July 23, 2015 | 3:24 pm

    Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday said a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians was the only resolution to the conflict there.

    Clinton, responding to a question from an audience member at an event in South Carolina, said a two-state fix would be the "best outcome" for both Israelis and Palestinians.

  • The Confederate Flag, the swastika and the problem of symbols

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 13, 2015 | 2:00 pm

    On July 10, 8,000 people from South Carolina took to the streets in front of the Statehouse — some in celebration, some in mourning — to witness the descent and removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state Legislature.

    It took 13 hours of deliberation by the...

  • The Confederate Flag, the swastika and the problem of symbols

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 13, 2015 | 9:42 am

    On July 10, 8,000 people from South Carolina took to the streets in front of the Statehouse — some in celebration, some in mourning — to witness the descent and removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state Legislature.

    It took 13 hours of deliberation by the...

  • South Carolina governor signs bill to remove Confederate flag

    July 9, 2015 | 2:06 pm

    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed legislation on Thursday to permanently remove the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol grounds, following an emotional debate spurred by the massacre of nine black churchgoers last month.

    Haley signed the bill into law in the...

  • South Carolina Senate votes to banish Confederate flag to museum

    July 7, 2015 | 10:52 am

    South Carolina's Senate passed legislation Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state house, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a symbol of slavery.

    A bill to banish the flag from the Capitol grounds to a museum easily passed a...

  • Suspect in Charleston church shooting indicted on nine murder counts

    July 7, 2015 | 9:49 am

    Dylann Roof, the suspect in last month's massacre at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, has been indicted by a grand jury on nine counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder, the prosecutor said on Tuesday.

    Roof, a 21-year-old white man linked to...

  • Ku Klux Klan plans pro-Confederate flag rally in South Carolina

    June 30, 2015 | 1:06 pm

    The Ku Klux Klan plans to hold a pro-Confederate flag rally at the South Carolina Capitol, where a man was arrested on Monday night in a confrontation with anti-flag protesters over a symbol associated with slavery.

    The Civil War-era flag has emerged as a flashpoint after a...

  • Don’t whitewash Charleston’s troubled racial history

    June 22, 2015 | 11:51 am

    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...

  • Families of South Carolina church massacre victims offer forgiveness

    June 19, 2015 | 3:03 pm

    Relatives of some of the nine black people gunned down while they studied the Bible at a historic South Carolina church offered tearful words of forgiveness on Friday to the 21-year-old white man charged with murdering their loved ones.

    Dylann Roof, who sat for an hour with...

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

    By Aron Chilewich

    June 19, 2015 | 11:50 am

    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...

  • White suspect charged with murder in killings at black church

    June 19, 2015 | 11:22 am

    A 21-year-old white man has been charged with nine counts of murder in connection with an attack on a historic black South Carolina church, police said on Friday, and media reports said he had hoped to incite a race war in the United States.

    Residents of Charleston flocked to the...

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

    June 19, 2015 | 10:09 am

    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

    June 18, 2015 | 1:23 pm

    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...

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

    June 18, 2015 | 11:28 am

    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

    June 18, 2015 | 10:52 am

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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

    June 18, 2015 | 8:55 am

    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

    June 17, 2015 | 10:02 pm

    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...

  • S.C.’s Haley drops adviser following Jewish Dems outcry

    May 30, 2013 | 9:20 am

    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley asked a campaign adviser to step down after Jewish Democrats called attention to the adviser’s affiliation to a group that opposes “race mixing.”

    The National Jewish Democratic Council drew attention to a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s...

  • 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...

  • Gingrich blows open GOP race with S.C. romp

    January 22, 2012 | 2:05 pm

    Newt Gingrich won the Republican primary in South Carolina by a wide margin, throwing open the race for the party’s presidential candidacy.

    Gingrich, the former U.S. House of Representatives speaker, defeated Mitt Romney, long believed to be the front-runner, 40.4 percent to 27.9...

  • Jewish Republicans watch nervously as favorites savage one another

    January 10, 2012 | 3:38 pm

    As the Republican primary fight moves from New Hampshire to South Carolina, Newt Gingrich is stepping up his attacks on Mitt Romney and some prominent Jewish Republicans—who have a rich, mutually admiring history with both men—are wondering what happens next.

    Gingrich and a...

  • S. Carolina set to cut Holocaust education funding

    February 9, 2011 | 10:24 am

    South Carolina’s superintendent of education has recommended cutting Holocaust education funding to help make up a significant budget deficit.

    The $31,000 to the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust for Holocaust education programming is part of $71 million in cuts proposed by...

  • VIDEO: Kids make shofars with Chabad in South Carolina

    By The Web Guy

    September 23, 2008 | 2:59 am

    65 Jewish children from Columbia, S.C. learn how to make a shofar with Rabbi Levi Marrus. 

    The Gipsy Kings, we think, only sing in the video.


  • 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...