• An ‘empire of influence,’ a checkered track record and more: Catch up on the Mike Bloomberg news as he makes his debate debut

    By PHILISSA CRAMER

    (JTA) — The Democratic National Committee’s decision to let Mike Bloomberg appear in the next presidential debate means that not one but two Jewish candidates will be sparring. Bloomberg will join Bernie Sanders and the rest of the remaining Democratic presidential hopefuls on stage Wednesday in Nevada, the next state to hold a nominating contest.

    Bloomberg’s campaign launched only in November, so voters across the country are still being introduced to the billionaire businessman and former New York City mayor. The introductions are coming in the ads, mailers and social media posts that Bloomberg has reportedly spent...
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  • Museum of Southern Jewish Experience promises exciting new visitor stop

    By ALAN SMASON

    Kenneth Hoffman, executive director of the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, held an unusual news conference on Wednesday on the neutral ground of a busy New Orleans street. The event was intended to announce the opening of their facility in the fall and allowed reporters to...
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    JCRS honors Beerman family at 9th ‘Roots’ gala

    By ALAN SMASON

    The ninth annual Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) gala with a “Roots” theme turned out to to be both an opportunity to honor its benefactors and the recipients of its largesse.

    The Jewish Roots of Rhythm and Blues on Saturday, Feb.1, in the Grand Ballroom of the...
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Current News

Thaia Leopold Pick graveside slated for Thursday

THAIA LEOPOLD PICK, a homemaker and New Orleans native, died on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. She was 95.

Pick was predeceaded by her husband Louis Pick and by her son L. Barry Pick in 1995. She is survived by her...
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Retired nurse Penny Rabin Brown graveside at Metairie Cemetery

PENNY RABIN BROWN, a retired nurse and native of the Crescent City who had relocated to Mississippi, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Ridgeland, Mississippi on February 11, 2020. She was 75 years old.

She attended Isidore Newman School...
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Former Polish priest indicted for hate speech and Holocaust denial

WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — A former priest involved in Poland’s nationalist movement has been indicted on hate speech and Holocaust denial charges.

The District Prosecutor’s Office in the city of Wrocław, in western Poland, brought three indictments against Jacek Miedlar....
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Breaking News

Trump pardons Michael Milken, junk bond king of the ’80s

(JTA) — President Donald Trump, citing the “incredible job” that Michael Milken has done in funding cancer research over the past three decades, has pardoned the 1980s junk bond king. Milken, who also gives to Jewish philanthropic endeavors in health...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: Mahmoud Abbas’s map of lies

By DANNY DANON

– When Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas spoke before the U.N. Security Council last week to denounce U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan, he brought with him a peculiar prop: a graphic with a...
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