Jewish Firsts in North Carolina Politics

By JHNC Historian Leonard Rogoff On election day Nov. 3, Jewish candidates won two of three races in North Carolina.  In a tight race, Democrat Josh Stein won reelection as attorney general by a nearly 14,000 vote margin, precluding the need for a recount.  A member of Raleigh’s Temple Beth Or, Stein became the first…

Confederate memorials, not a Jewish problem?

As Confederate statues fall in battle, North Carolina Jews may feel that we are watching someone else’s war.  After all, most Jews arrived in America decades after the Civil War, and few have deep or lengthy southern roots. Yet, Confederate memorials in two cities speak to North Carolina’s Jewish heritage. In downtown Charlotte the focus…