Opinions

Why the Times-Picayune is no longer relevant

Tuesday morning several hundred staffers from the Times-Picayune found themselves out of a job. Among the victims of the staff evisceration were children’s beat reporter Barri Bronston, religion reporter Bruce Nolan, award-winning cartoonist Steve Kelly and restaurant and renowned food critic Brett Anderson. Even sports editor Peter Finney, a veteran...
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The CCJN is launched

My work as a writer and editor for the New Orleans Jewish community has gone on for many decades. In the past my association with several publications was that as a reporter and critic. My zest and zeal to keep the Jewish community informed has been a longtime desire and...
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Jewish New Orleans community rebounds five years after Katrina

(Editor’s note: The following article was run as a first-person piece in the Cleveland Jewish News in 2010 on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.)

Five years have come and gone since the debacle that was Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast....
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