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    Shimon Peres, last of Israel’s founders, dies


    TEL AVIV (JTA) — Shimon Peres, the former defense hawk turned Nobel Peace Prize winner and the last of Israel’s founders, has died.

    Peres died before dawn Wednesday at 93, Israel Radio reported. The former president suffered a massive stroke earlier this month and was reported initially to be in stable but critical condition. His condition was reported to have deteriorated dramatically on Tuesday afternoon. Israel Radio quoted his family, who were at his side, as saying he was “fighting until the end.”

    The phoenix of Israeli politics, Peres continually reinvented himself as the country changed. He began his...
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  • Andy Adelman acquires Casablanca Restaurant


    By ALAN SMASON, Exclusive to the CCJN

    Andy Adelman, a caterer with his own kosher take on local favorites such as jambalaya and red beans and rice, recently took over the ownership of Casablanca Restaurant, the Middle Eastern restaurant established and run by Linda Waknin for the past two decades.

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    The hills are alive with the sound of Jewish composers, writers


    By ALAN SMASON, WYES-TV Theatre critic (“Steppin’ Out“)

    This weekend presents a difficulty for Jewish lovers of theater. On the one hand, there are ample opportunities to see several top musical shows. On the other hand, Shelichot, which heralds the nearness of the upcoming High Holidays, was celebrated at local...
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Bill Clinton, Kerry to join world leaders at Peres funeral in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State John Kerry will attend the funeral of Shimon Peres, Israel’s ninth president.

Peres, who died early Wednesday morning at 93, will be buried Friday morning at the Mount...
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Jewish groups praise Shimon Peres as respected statesman and peacemaker


(JTA) — Jewish groups in Israel, the United States and around the world lauded Shimon Peres, the former Israeli president who died Wednesday, as a respected leader and a warrior for peace.

“Peres was always driven by...
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Israel President Rivlin’s remarks on Shimon Peres

(JERUSALEM) – (Editor’s note: The following remarks were released from Israel’s Government Press Office)

President Reuven Rilvin expressed his deep sadness on the passing of Israel’s former president and prime minister Shimon Peres in the early hours of this morning...
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Netanyahu, Israeli leaders mourn the loss of Shimon Peres


JERUSALEM (JTA) — At a special session to mourn and honor Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Israeli Cabinet that the late president “did so much to protect our people.”

“This is the first day...
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Opinions & Voices

Shalom, Shimon

When the news came through that Shimon Peres had died, it was a reminder that a rubicon had been passed. Peres is the final member of the group of gallant fighters and noble visionaries responsible for the founding of the...
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