• Suzanne Stone brews up ‘New Orleans Coffee’ history

    By ALAN SMASON

    When Suzanne Stone first moved full-time to New Orleans in 2013, she was busy attending to her duties as the temple administrator for Congregation Gates of Prayer in Metairie. A Chicago native who had spent her life hither and yon, she had relocated at that time from the Washington, D.C. area, where she had been living for quite some time. It didn’t take long after her arrival for her to note the city’s love affair with Mardi Gras, food, cocktails and coffee.

    After her retirement a few years later, she decided to explore that local connection more...
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  • Meet the ‘groyper army,’ a movement that wants conservatives to be racist and anti-Semitic

    By RON KAMPEAS

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The young man in the smiley face baseball hat and the Teddy Spaghetti t-shirt had a question for Charlie Kirk, the founder of Turning Point USA, a pro-Trump youth movement. It was about an incident that long predated both of their births, and Kirk...
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    Facing legal uncertainty, can Netanyahu run for prime minister?

    By DOV LIPMAN

    With little political movement and less than two weeks remaining for the Knesset to decide on a prime minister, Israel appears poised to head for an unprecedented third election within one year.

    The biggest question hanging over that third election is whether Prime Minister...
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Current News

Tufts to remove Sackler name from buildings and programs

(JTA) — Tufts University will remove the Sackler name from several buildings and programs on its medical campus.

The decision announced on Thursday came after an independent report slammed the school for taking gifts from the family. Tufts commissioned the...
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Report: Iran stashing missiles in Iraq that can reach Israel

(JTA) — Iran is stockpiling short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq that can reach Israel, according to a New York Times report that cited American intelligence and military officials.

The hidden rockets are part of a larger effort by Iran to...
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13 countries vote against a UN General Assembly resolution against Israel for the first time

(JTA) — The United Nations General Assembly passed five resolutions against Israel, but for the first time, 13 countries switched their positions and voted against a pro-Palestine measure.

The five resolutions passed Tuesday are among 20 against Israel that the...
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Breaking News

Speaking to Israeli-American group, Trump slams Jews who ‘don’t love Israel enough’

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (JTA) — President Donald Trump slammed American Jews who he said did not sufficiently “love Israel.”

“So many of you voted for the people in the last administration. Some day you will have to explain...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: When a milestone is ignored

By ALAN SMASON

For more than two decades, I have worn a hat that few journalists have been willing to don. Those who know of my admittedly zealous attachment to Scouting understand that I have promoted the Scouting program at...
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