US Embassy Moves To Jerusalem, Conflict In Gaza

    May 15, 2018

    Photos show Palestinian demonstrations in Gaza, left, and the new US Embassy in Jerusalem, right. (Photo: New York Times) US Embassy Moves To Jerusalem, Conflict In Gaza On Monday, the US Embassy in Israel was moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The official move of the embassy came after a decision President Trump made in …..

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    Attacks Against Israel Continue On Country’s Gaza Border

    May 8, 2018

    Photo is of Palestinian protestors trying to pull down the fence that separates Israel and Gaza.(Photo: New York Times)  Attacks Against Israel Continue On Country’s Gaza Border Too often, media coverage of Israel, and, in particular, its response to security challenges, lacks context and depth and portrays the country in a negative light. It tends …..

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    Two Unique Experiences, One Inescapable Conclusion

    May 4, 2018

    Photo is from the new lynching museum in Montgomery. Two Unique Experiences, One Inescapable Conclusion By Richard Friedman,  BJF Executive Director  Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) posted an interesting piece recently connecting the new museum in Montgomery focusing  on American racism and lynchings to the ways the Holocaust has been remembered. The story, written by reporter …..

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    US Policy Reversed To Israel’s Benefit

    May 4, 2018

    US Policy Reversed  To Israel’s Benefit  From the Israeli newspaper Haaretz: “Trump reverses US policy: Israeli nukes not up for debate until Mideast states recognize country’s right to exist.” This is big and important news as the US continues to make it clear that its arm is around Israel’s shoulder. The news story linked below, …..

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    Impact Of Netanyahu’s “Iran Lied” Speech Is Being Felt

    May 1, 2018

    Photo is of Prime Minister Netanyahu giving the speech revealing Iran’s plans Monday evening. Impact Of Netanyahu’s “Iran Lied” Speech Is Being Felt The following came from The Israel Project (TIP) in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “Iran Lied” speech Monday. TIP, which educates the media and other opinion leaders about Israel, receives …..

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    Pressure On Coffee Company Downgrades ADL’s Role In Bias Training

    May 1, 2018

    Pressure On Coffee Company Downgrades ADL’s Role  In Bias Training  From Politico: “Bowing to pressure from African-American activists, Starbucks excluded the Anti-Defamation League from an upcoming daylong anti-bias training session.” The ADL, whose mission is to fight anti-Semitism and other forms of bias and hatred, will instead play an advisory role in the company’s long-term …..

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    Is Engaging Millennials Worthless?

    April 30, 2018

    Photo is of You Belong In Birmingham participants at a recent event. Is Engaging Millennials Worthless? By Samantha Dubrinsky,  Director of Community Impact There was an article recently on the Jewish Telegraphic Agency website entitled “‘Engaging’ Millennials Is All The Rage. But Is It The Best Use Of Jewish Philanthropy?”  This commentary motivated our younger Birmingham …..

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    Administration Leaders Stand By Israel As Challenges Mount

    April 30, 2018

    Administration Leaders  Stand By Israel As Challenges Mount This is a moment to be treasured in US-Israel relations. The Trump administration has put in a staunchly pro-Israel foreign policy team. Led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Advisor John Bolton and Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, this administration clearly supports Israel’s right …..

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    Instruments of Hope Represent Bham’s Potential To Break Barriers

    April 24, 2018

    Photo is of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra playing the Violins of Hope.  Instruments of Hope Represent Bham’s Potential To Break Barriers By Samantha Dubrinsky,  BJF Director of Community Impact “Much like a violin, hope must be practiced.” This line said by an African-American actor during a special performance of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra stuck with …..

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    More Than Food: The Fest Is About People

    April 15, 2018

    Photo is of Allen and Shae Halpern with their daughter Ava at last year’s food festival. More Than Food: The Fest Is About People The Friedman Family Foundation Jewish Food and Culture Fest on Sunday, April 22nd from 11 am to 3 pm will be all about food, with a wide array of freshly made …..

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