“I can’t find anyone who likes her per se. But because we’re in a deeply red state…they will support her even though they don’t like her.”
Your guide to Jewish life at the University of Mississippi - academics, kosher dining, Hillel, Chabad, Israel activities, anti-Semitism and more!
Your guide to Jewish life at Mississippi State University - academics, kosher dining, Hillel, Chabad, Israel activities, anti-Semitism and more!
Speakers, especially Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, couldn’t stop talking about Israel.
“It’s really kind of a sickening feeling.”
The Anti-Defamation League’s annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents was released on Monday, and came with some saddening statistics.
Steve Rosenthal, mayor of the rural Mississippi town of Indianola, didn’t start out in politics, but with his experiences as a longtime merchant in the town of just over 10,000, he was well positioned to run for office and try to bridge a racially divided community.
Reform Judaism, America’s largest denominational stream, boasts some 900 congregations in America, including some with thousands of member families. So what possessed Rabbi David Ellenson, the renowned scholar and then-president of Reform Judaism’s Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, to travel to tiny Temple Beth El, in Lexington, Mississippi, — population 2,000 — for that 12-member congregation’s 2005 centennial celebration?
Rabbi Elizabeth Bahar wasn’t thinking of just the need to demolish walls between Jews and a surrounding community of non-Jewish Trump Southerners. Unlike the heavily Democratic Jewish communities of the North, where Republicans are as rare as spotted owls, the Democrat/Republican divide in the South cleaves Jewish communities as well.
Since the November election, there’s been a lot of talk among journalists about the way our profession overlooked and misunderstood populist, pro-Trump America. It’s a challenge for us at the Forward, as well. That is why we are launching “Red State Jews.”