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    Rabbi Cohn feted at Temple Sinai annual gala

    By DEAN M. SHAPIRO, SPECIAL TO THE CCJN

    Standing before a roomful of congregants, dignitaries, family members and friends, Rabbi Edward Paul Cohn expressed his “gratitude and appreciation” as he prepares to step down as senior rabbi at Temple Sinai after 29 years.

    The occasion was the temple’s annual Golden Gala on Saturday, May 21 in Goldring Hall, attended by several hundred guests, including present and past mayors Mitch and Moon Landrieu, New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond, former City Councilmember Jackie Clarkson and pastors from other religious congregations throughout the city.

    Earlier in the evening, Mayor Mitch Landrieu presented Cohn...
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  • Trump vs. Clinton: Battle of the Jewish sons-in-law

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    By URIEL HEILMAN

    (JTA) – Somebody had better put a mezuzah on the Lincoln Bedroom. Whoever ends up winning the election in November, one thing seems certain: For the first time in history, Jews will be in the president’s inner family circle.

    Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have Jewish sons-in-law,...
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    AVODAH honors Glaser, Usdin at Partners brunch

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    By ALAN SMASON

    AVODAH, the Jewish Service Corps, held its annual Partners in Justice Brunch at Touro Synagogue on Sunday, May 15 to a full crowd gathered in the Jacobs Social Hall and for the third time in as many years honored two community members for their contributions towards fighting...
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Current News

New stage for Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick: The Knesset

By BEN SALES

TEL AVIV (JTA) — A year and a half ago he was a fringe Temple Mount activist expected to die, the victim of a point-blank assassination attempt.

This week he entered the Knesset, the ruling Likud party’s...
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Bernie Sanders expects ‘consensus’ on Palestinian rights at Democratic convention

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Bernie Sanders said he expected his views on Palestinians rights to be reflected at the Democratic National Convention, and his appointees to the party’s platform drafting committee pledged to push for acknowledgement of the Israeli occupation.

“I...
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State Dept.: Coalition deal ‘raises legitimate questions’ on Israel’s path

(JTA) — In a first official statement to the coalition pact signed between Likud and the right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party, a State Department spokesman said this “raises legitimate questions” about the direction in which Israel is headed.

Mark Toner said...
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Breaking News

Matthew Reimer chosen as new Temple Sinai rabbi

Rabbi Matthew A. Reimer was given congregational approval tonight and voted in as the new senior rabbi of Temple Sinai at the annual business meeting held prior to religious services. Beginning July 1, Reimer succeeds Rabbi Ed Paul Cohn, who...
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Opinions & Voices

We need to put the Yizkor back into Memorial Day

By JERRY SILVERMAN

NEW YORK (JTA) — In Israel, when the two-minute siren sounds at 11 a.m. on Yom Hazikaron, the Jewish state’s Memorial Day, the nation comes to a halt. As we saw just two weeks ago, cars...
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