The ‘Jewish’ cake that dethrones the king cake



Most locals are familiar with the glittery king cake, which in recent years has become more that a simple cross between a coffee cake and a cinnamon roll sprinkled with colored sugar. Today’s varieties with fruit and cream fillings have taken the simple king cake and transformed it into more than the dessert of choice on Mardi Gras.

What many people outside of New Orleans may not know is that there is another popular dessert that a …
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Iran talks deadline extended a day

(JTA) – The negotiations in Switzerland over a framework deal with Tehran are being extended by a day.

A spokesman for the U.S. State Department, Marie Harf, told reporters on Tuesday that the talks would be extended past that day’s deadline for a framework agreement. …
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As someone who was critical of several steps by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the campaign leading up to his reelection, particularly his decision to address Congress and his statement seeming to reject a Palestinian state, I am even more troubled by statements now coming out of the White House calling for a reassessment of policy toward Israel, including a reconsideration of the …
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London Jewish couple honored for rescuing killer they helped to convict

(JTA) — London police honored a Jewish Orthodox couple for helping to solve a murder case and for rescuing a wounded man from Turkish mafia thugs who tried to kill him.

Haim and Rachel Bublil, 33 and 32, received a certificate of appreciation this month from the High Sheriff of …
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International Jewish philanthropists donate funds to secure Danish Jewish institutions

(JTA) — A group of international philanthropists donated 100,000 euros, or about $108,000, to the Danish Jewish community to increase security at its institutions.

The donation by funders of the Genesis Philanthropy Group comes in the wake of a terror attack at a Copenhagen synagogue during a bat mitzvah celebration …
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Dermer: Israel must speak up on Iran threat

(JTA) — Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, said Israel should never be afraid to speak up on issues such as the Iranian threat to the Jewish state.

His address Monday in Chicago at an event sponsored by the local Israel Bonds chapter was his first public comments …
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