Letters to the Editor

Make JCCs great again

Dear Editor:

In early 1954, my father was unemployed and in debt, with a toddler (my brother Alan) and a pregnant wife who was weeks away from giving birth (to me!). My dad, a social worker, then applied for and was hired to work with children and teens at...
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Federation clarifies its position on ‘Fete’

Dear Editor:

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans is pleased to announce that it’s new gala event “Fete de Federation” to be held this Thursday September 22 is sold out.

This gala event is new to the Jewish calendar and combines two historically held separate events, namely...
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Hadassah national president expresses concern about attacks in Israel

Dear Editor:

Thank you for your coverage of Vice President Joseph Biden’s trip to Israel and for reporting his recent condemnation of the latest horrifying attacks against Israelis that have persisted for nearly six months.

The terror attacks have spread to every corner of Israel. Israelis are...
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Federation’s executive director clarifies position

Dear Editor:

We were concerned by a recent posting on your website concerning the apparent lack of cooperation in the community with the Crescent City Jewish News.

On behalf of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans I would like to clarify.

Jewish Federation welcomes all media that promotes and...
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Calendar Coincidence

Dear Editor:

In 1776, Independence Day was observed on July 4 which was the 17th of Tammuz on the Jewish calendar. In a rare calendar convergence in 2015, we will be celebrate Independence Day on July 4 which is also the 17th of Tammuz.

In...
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Yes was not a ‘niche art rock curiosity’

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...
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‘Legacy’ helps to reclaim confiscated property

Dear Editor,

I am head of “Legacy”, which is dealing with property claims and retrieval in Eastern Europe. “Legacy”, has dealt so far with more than 1000 applicants who in the last 10 years submitted claims for restitution of Jewish-owned property which was lost, confiscated or looted during WWII.

Many...
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Remembering Hannah Senesh

Dear Editor:

Friday, November 7, 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the murder of Hannah Senesh at the hands of her fascist captors. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if temples and synagogues all across the globe could dedicate their Shabbat Eve services to memorializing this marvelous young woman?

She not...
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Hadassah president enjoys ‘Best of CCJN’ coverage

To the Editor:

A few days ago I picked up “The Best of Crescent City Jewish News” from Beth Israel synagogue. I really appreciate and love the coverage of the article “Hadassah Installs new slate of officers”.

It really couldn’t have been written better.

Thank you so much,

Ilana Reisin,...
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Praise for ‘Best of the CCJN’

To the Editor:

Over the years we have watched how determined and engertically you have developed your reporting/writing career. The recent publication of “The Best of the Crescent City Jewish News” is really great. It is an amazing “diary” of the activities of our Jewish community for the entire 2013...
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