Jewish History of the Civil War

Jewish History of the Civil War

Local communities in both the North and South mobilized efforts to organize and equip the armies of the Civil War. In August, 1862, the Jewish community of Chicago met in a series of meetings at the Concordia Club to organize a Jewish company for a new Illinois...
Confederacy a Con Job on Whites?

Confederacy a Con Job on Whites?

I’ve lived 55 years in the South, and I grew up liking the Confederate flag. I haven’t flown one for many decades, but for a reason that might surprise you. I know the South well. We lived wherever the Marine Corps stationed my father: Georgia, Virginia, the...
News From Around the South 2/27 to 3/6

News From Around the South 2/27 to 3/6

LOUISIANA: New Orleans Can Remove Three Confederate Monuments After a long and tough fight, it seemed Monday that Confederate General Robert E. Lee would be moving out of New Orleans. A federal court ruled this week that a statue of Lee standing proudly atop a...
How South Shaped Jewish Cuisine

How South Shaped Jewish Cuisine

The American South has influenced Jewish culinary traditions for more than 100 years. From combinations like pastrami biscuits to matzoh ball gumbo, the South is creatively reinterpreting centuries of Jewish foodways. Host Frank Stasio talks with Marcie Cohen Ferris,...
Undermining Academic Achievement

Undermining Academic Achievement

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement, “The president’s decision to ask Betsy DeVos to run the Department of Education should offend every single American man, woman, and child who has benefitted from the public education system in...
News From Around the South 2/20 to 2/27

News From Around the South 2/20 to 2/27

SOUTH CAROLINA: State Law Makes Removing Confederate Flags More Difficult WALHALLA, S.C. — In the aftermath of the racially motivated Charleston church slayings in 2015, the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Statehouse during an elaborate...