Muslim and Jewish women remove anti-Semitic graffiti in Birmingham, England
A group of Jewish and Muslim women, including the city’s only female rabbi, have defiantly come together to remove antisemitic graffiti which appeared overnight on a wall in Billesley in Birmingham, transforming it into positive art depicting a rainbow.
It is too easy to think about our different religions as opportunities to compete and to dominate, or as kernels of truth that we must defend.
“With that said, members of the community, Jewish and otherwise, were indeed vocal in their opposition of Dr. Davis receiving the award.”
Birmingham’s mayor says that protests from the “Jewish community” caused the cancellation of an award ceremony for a controversial civil rights icon.
Several Evangelical Christian ministries in Alabama announced plans to raise $100,000 to help cover additional security at a local Jewish community center. The Levite JCC in Birmingham has suffered four bomb threats since the beginning of the year and been evacuated each time.
In the lead up to tonight’s National Championship football game, we have provided thorough coverage of the Alabama Crimson Tide’s exceptional season through our own Birmingham Jewish Federation lens. After finding out last week who Alabama’s final opponent would be, however, we decided to do a little “scouting” our competition. Therefore, we set out to learn more about Clemson University, particularly Jewish life there.
Members of a British neo-Nazi group filmed themselves defacing a Jewish monument in Birmingham in west central England and then posted the clip on YouTube.
A British Jewish school failed government inspections on tolerance sparked by complaints that an emphasis on Islam in some public learning institutions has led to “a culture of intimidation.”
Alabama’s Jews have a complicated history. Anne Cohen and Sigal Samuel find out why ‘alarm bells rang in every Jewish house’ when a Birmingham black church was bombed in 1963.