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    50th anniversary of Vatican II pact with Jews commemorated


    Representatives of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and the New Orleans Jewish rabbinate gathered before an audience on the campus of Loyola University on November 23 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II declaration that led to formalized relations between the Roman Catholic Church and other religions, including the world Jewish community.

    New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond and several local and visiting rabbis were on hand to mark the occasion when, in 1965, the bishops assembled in the Vatican ratified the Nostra Aetate Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions.

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  • Jewish Tulane medical student Peter Gold shot during rescue attempt


    (JTA) — A Jewish Tulane Medical School student was shot in the stomach while trying to stop the attempted abduction of a woman on a New Orleans street.

    Peter Gold, 25, a fourth-year medical student from Longwood, FL., was hospitalized in guarded condition at University Medical Center following the incident on...
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    In Israel, slain American teen remembered for his energy and glowing smile

    ezra memorial service in Israel


    TEL AVIV (JTA) — His best friend remembered him starting up a children’s game on their senior school trip. His teacher retold the time he made Hebrew jokes on a whiteboard during class. His rabbi recalled him committing to study the entire Bible this year. His parents...
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Current News

Suspect in Peter Gold shooting arrested; held without bond

A suspect in the Friday morning shooting of “good Samaritan” Peter Gold was apprehended and arrested late Monday morning, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

Euric Cain, 21, was arrested at an apartment in the 2200 block of Delachaise...
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Iran’s Khamenei reiterates support for Palestinian uprising

(JTA) — Iran’s supreme leader pledged that his country would support Palestinian actions against Israel “in any way we can” and denied that Palestinian stabbings and car-ramming attacks can be called “terrorism.”

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Islamic Republic’s top Muslim...
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Israeli soldier seriously wounded in Hebron-area stabbing attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli soldier was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack near Hebron in the West Bank.

The Palestinian assailant, who according to reports pulled up to a traffic junction and exited from his car brandishing a knife,...
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Breaking News

CCJN policy will now refer to Daesh

As a matter of policy, the Crescent City Jewish News will henceforth refer to the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) by the name that both the...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: Why Conservative Judaism should accept patrilineal Jews


NEW YORK (JTA) – There’s a lot to celebrate in the Conservative movement, despite the news about our shrinking numbers. Our rabbis are finding new ways to connect with congregants. Our movement remains committed to kashrut, daily...
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