Tennessee state legislators on Wednesday advanced a bill to make the Bible the official state book, a measure the state attorney general said would be unconstitutional and Republican Governor Bill Haslam has called disrespectful.
Elvis famously never learned to read music. But according to his former Jewish neighbors, he did benefit from early exposure to the masters — of cantorial music.
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) easily survived a primary election challenge, making it likely he will continue to represent Tennessee’s 9th Congressional District.
Jews pop up in unexpected places in Memphis, like the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was shot. Anne Cohen and Sigal Samuel offer six Jewish surprises in the Blues City.
Just in time for Shavuot, a Tennessee family of 12’s conversion to Judaism has prompted an outpouring of support from Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox community.
A Tennessee state senator said he regrets a blog post that compares signups for Obamacare to Nazi “‘train rides’ for Jews in the 40s.”
A Republican Tennessee state senator is under fire for comparing Obamacare to the Holocaust.
A former hotel security guard was sentenced to one year in prison for civil rights violations for defacing a Memphis Jewish school’s Torah scroll and prayer books.
A former Tennessee magistrate who ruled last summer that a baby could not be called “Messiah” because that name was reserved for Jesus Christ was censured on Monday for bias.
A former hotel security guard was sentenced to four years in prison for defacing a Memphis Jewish school’s Torah scroll and prayer books.