• New Zealand Jews ‘sickened’ by mosque shootings that killed 49

    By HENRY BENJAMIN

    (JTA) — Jewish groups from New Zealand and beyond expressed their horror at the slaying of at least 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch Friday.

    The New Zealand Jewish Council is ”sickened and devastated” by the attacks, in which at least one armed individual killed dozens of people by shooting them at close distance with a semi-automatic rifle. Footage of the carnage, which the killer filmed and streamed live, shows victims huddling and moaning as the killer fires into the crowd.

    “We offer our full assistance and support to the Muslim community and stand united with it...
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  • Segal directing new ‘Confederacy of Dunces’ play at TWNOLF

    By ALAN SMASON, Special to the CCJN

    Both Tennessee Williams in his plays “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Vieux Carré” and John Kennedy Toole in his novel “A Confederacy of Dunces” wrote about the quirky characters of New Orleans in a way that still captures the earthiness, grit and charm...
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    Louis Moreau Institute helps conduct Rosenzweig’s return to NOLA

    By ALAN SMASON, Special to the CCJN

    It’s taken some six years, but native New Orleanian Morris Rosenzweig, a noted composer and conductor of new classical music, has finally achieved resident status again and made the move back to his hometown. His “pipedream,” as he refers to it, has been...
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Israel’s Supreme Court bars far-right candidate Michael Ben-Ari from national elections

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Supreme Court voted to disqualify Michael Ben Ari, head of the far-right Jewish Strength or Otzma Yehudit Party from running in national elections over his racism and racist incitement.

The court decided on Monday by a...
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Israeli father of 12 dies of injuries from West Bank attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli father of 12 shot during a terror attack in the West Bank died of his wounds.

The death of Rabbi Achiad Ettinger of Eli on Monday morning brings to two the number killed in the...
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Muslim, Jewish students at vigil tell Chelsea Clinton she is a cause of New Zealand mosque attack

(JTA) — A Palestinian activist and an American-Israeli activist confronted Chelsea Clinton at a vigil for the 50 Muslims killed in an attack on a New Zealand mosque and accused her of being a cause of the massacre due to...
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Muslim, Jewish students at vigil tell Chelsea Clinton she is a cause of New Zealand mosque attack

(JTA) — A Palestinian activist and an American-Israeli activist confronted Chelsea Clinton at a vigil for the 50 Muslims killed in an attack on a New Zealand mosque and accused her of being a cause of the massacre due to...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: The Christchurch mosque massacre and the changing face of extremism

By BEN COHEN

(JNS.org) — By the time America woke up on Friday, Mar. 15, Google’s search engine was jammed with news of a mass shooting at another place of worship in the world. Counts of 49 dead and dozens...
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