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    Knot Pulled Tighter As Civility Wanes

    July 10, 2018

    Knot Pulled Tighter  As Civility Wanes  By Richard Friedman, BJF Executive Director Not too long ago, two of our Birmingham Jewish Federation staff members, Florina Newcomb and Samantha Dubrinsky, one of our long-time volunteer leaders, Lisa Engel, and I were discussing a disturbing trend we’ve seen evolve over the past five years: Growing polarization in …..

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    Jewish Groups React To Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

    July 10, 2018

    Photo is of Judge Brett Kavanaugh after his nomination was announced. (Photo: AP) Jewish Groups React To Trump’s Supreme Court Pick From the Times Of Israel: Almost immediately after President Trump announced federal judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court Monday night, Jewish groups and leaders expressed concern for …..

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    Discussion Focuses On Christian Support Of Israel

    July 10, 2018

    Discussion Focuses On Christian Support Of Israel By Richard Friedman,  BJF-LJCC Executive Director Monday morning, from 9-10 am, has become one of the most enjoyable hours of the week for me.  That’s when we’ve been having our “Brain Pump” discussions in the senior adult lounge of our Levite Jewish Community Center.  These are small group …..

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