CCJN’s ‘Best of’ Spring-Summer 2015 is released


With only a few days before Shavuot arrives, CCJN staff members are busy preparing copies of the latest edition of “The Best of the Crescent City Jewish News,” for local distribution. The 44-page edition is scheduled to hit stands prior to Shabbat and will be available in special racks at all local area synagogues, Chabad locations, Jewish Community Centers (Uptown and Metairie) and at area businesses like Lakeview Brew Café, Dorignac’s Supermarket, Kosher Cajun New York Delicatessen and Grocery, Casablanca …
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Masada victim identified as Florida State student

(JTA) — The American tourist who died after falling during a hike in Israel was identified as a student at Florida State University.

Briana McHam, 20, of Pompano Beach, Florida, died Tuesday while walking down the steep Snake Path down the side of the rock …
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Dear Editor:

I recently came across Elyse Glickman’s article about Ryan (Rabin) being the son (of) Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin (“Grouplove’s Ryan Rabin: Strings, sticks and energy“), but for her to call Yes nothing but an”niche art rock curiosity” is a joke of the highest order.

Yes was one of the biggest stadium rock bands of the 70s. (They) hold the record for the most consecutive sold …
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Program banning Palestinians from public Israeli buses suspended

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A controversial program to prevent Palestinian workers from riding on Israeli public transportation in the West Bank was suspended a day after it was launched.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon suspended the program, which restricted the workers to four West Bank …
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2 ex-Madoff employees avoid jail time

NEW YORK (JTA) — Two former employees of Bernard Madoff who helped him carry out his $17 billion Ponzi scheme have avoided prison sentences.

Eric Lipkin, a payroll clerk and assistant to Madoff’s chief financial officer, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan to two years of probation …
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Netanyahu tells EU’s chief diplomat he is committed to two-state solution

(JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the European Union’s top diplomat that he was committed to finding a two-state solution with the Palestinians, as long as they recognize the Jewish state.

“I don’t support a one-state solution – I don’t believe that’s a solution at all,” Netanyahu said …
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