A century after Leo Frank, Jewish Twitter reacts to the first Jewish Senator from the Deep South since reconstruction – Forward

| January 8, 2021

The Associated Press has called the the two contests for Georgias senate in favor of the Rev. Raphael Warnock, and Jon Ossoff, both democratic candidates. Ossoff who became the first Jewish Senator from the Deep South since Reconstruction already declared victory in a thank-you video to his voters Wednesday morning.

Opinion | Messages in the Democratic Sweep in Georgia – The New York Times

| January 8, 2021

To the Editor: Re Democrats Capture the Senate as Ossoff Defeats Perdue (nytimes.com, Jan. 6): Winning both seats in Georgias runoff election might do more than give Democrats control of the Senate when they can maintain solidarity on legislation. It could give permission or encouragement to a handful of Republican senators who may still have a periodic twinge of conscience and may have grown weary of Mitch McConnells cynical obstructionism.

Blood is on your hands: Antisemitism Cow returns one final time to rail at Twitter – Forward

| January 8, 2021

(JTA) An anonymous Twitter account that mooed at antisemitic tweeters before quitting the platform returned Monday night to take the platform to task one last time. You have failed the people who use this platform, Antisemitism Cow tweeted, tagging Twitter and its CEO, Jack Dorsey. There is no excuse for your allowing Nazis with tens of thousands of followers to run rampant on your platform.

How Georgias glorious Black-Jewish alliance triumphed over the pro-Trump mob – Haaretz.com

| January 8, 2021

Yesterday, the worst kind of history was made when a pro-Trump mobstormed the U.S. Capitol, breaching the doors of the hallowed chamber of the Senate in an attempted coup spurred on by President Trump. On the very same day, there was another, very different, historic milestone, obscured by the haze of the tear gas wafting through the streets of Washington.

The Poet Who Knew Everyone – East Hampton Star

| January 8, 2021

Tony Towle holding a proof of Jasper Johns's lithograph "Two Maps II" in the front yard at Universal Limited Art Editions in 1966.

SECCA’s ‘Southern Idiom’ Exhibition Series Returns with New Work by Ashley Johnson – Yes! Weekly

| January 8, 2021

Winston-Salem, NC The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) will resume its Southern Idiom exhibition series on Saturday, January 16 with the opening of a new exhibition featuring the work of photographer and multidisciplinary creative Ashley Johnson. On view through February 14 in SECCAs Preview Gallery, the exhibition will feature work from Johnsons powerful Mark Yourself Safe photography series, exploring themes around black skin, perception, fear, curiosities, and freedom.

Holocaust Memorial Center hosts ‘Soap Myth’ online reading and discussion – The Detroit News

| January 8, 2021

Award-winning playwright Jeff Cohen is heralding the importance of listening to Holocaust survivors while they're still living.