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    Touro holds 25th Jazz Fest Shabbat

    By ALAN SMASON and RACHAEL SACKS

    Marking its 25th consecutive year, Touro Synagogue’s Jazz Fest Shabbat proved to be a spiritual and popular haven for both regular Reform worshippers and attendees of the music festival marred by unrelenting rainstorms in its final days. Jon Cleary, the latest New Orleanian to receive a Grammy Award for last year’s “Go Go Juice” (Best Regional Blues Root Album) and his backing group the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, performed to the delight of the crowd  on the evening of April 29.

    Prior to the opening of the doors at 6:50 p.m., a...
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  • Weekend to be filled with joy, solemnity

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    The Jewish community is preparing for a full weekend of activities, occupying both sides of the spectrum of emotions from joy and festivity to sorrow and solemnity.

    Kicking off a week later than normal due to the onset of the Passover holiday will be the 25th annual Jazz Fest Shabbat...
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    JEF’s Annual Event celebrates honorees

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    By GARY MICHAEL SMITH

    The Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana (JEF) honored several exceptional members of the New Orleans Jewish community for their philanthropy and professional service at its Annual Event on Sunday, April 17 at noon at the Westin Canal Place in downtown New Orleans.

    JEF executive director Sandy...
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Current News

GiveNOLA Day continues until midnight tonight

Some 713 different area non-profits in a 13 parish region  are competing today for charitable donations as part of the annual GiveNOLA Day promoted by The Greater New Orleans Foundation.

These include the Anti-Defamation League, AVODAH, the Greater...
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Shaya wins James Beard Award as Best New Restaurant

Shaya, the Israeli-styled restaurant named for chef-owner Alon Shaya of the John Besh Group, won a coveted James Beard Foundation Award as Best New Restaurant in ceremonies held last night, May 2, in Chicago.

Shaya, who won an individual James...
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Trump says he will try to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace deal

(JTA) — Saying he’d “never met a person from Israel that didn’t want to make that deal,” Donald Trump said if elected president he plans to try to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace treaty.

“I am going to try and make...
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Breaking News

Suspected car-ramming attack west of Ramallah; 3 Israelis injured

By JESSE LEMPEL

WEST BANK (TPS) — Three Israelis were injured in a suspected car-ramming attack on Tuesday evening in the Benjamin region, west of Ramallah. An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesperson confirmed the incident and announced that security forces are...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: Lies, damn lies, and faculty lies

By BEN COHEN

(JNS.org) — To understand the significance of the newly announced legal challenge against the American Studies Association’s academic boycott of Israel, we need to go back around 18 months.

It has been that long since the anti-Zionist...
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