Elvis never learned to read music. But according to his former Jewish neighbors, he did benefit from early exposure to cantorial music.
Bentonville, Arkansas had zero Jews in 1937. Today, around 100 live in the Bible Belt city, thanks to Walmart. The community flourishes — in unusual ways.
Even as Jewish-Muslim tensions escalate in France, Rabbi Benjamin Hattab and Latifa Ibn Ziaten shared a touching moment of unity over the loss of their sons.
Most rabbis wait for Jews to come to them. Rabbi Jeremy Simons goes to them, roving across Dixie to 110 congregations in his battered Dodge minivan.
Buzzfeed’s effort to get non-Jews to try Jewish food resulted in a lot of gagging. Anne Cohen and Sigal Samuel think it’s because there were no Sephardi options.
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.
In 2008, the dwindling Jewish community of Dothan, Alabama, launched a $1 million relocation program to attract members. Eight families have made the jump. The question is, will they stay?
How should two Sephardi Jews spend their last night in New Orleans — shul or shrimp? For Anne Cohen and Sigal Samuel, the answer was both.