• City Council passes late resolution proffered by pro-Palestinians

    By ALAN SMASON

    In just a few hours, the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans went from being the belle of the ball to feeling like the goat at the regularly scheduled meeting of the New Orleans City Council. Holding court at their temporary meeting space inside the Orleans Parish School Board office in Algiers,  the current members of the Council welcomed back former Council president Arnie Fielkow, who spoke on behalf of a contingent of Jewish community leaders in his capacity as CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans.

    Major representatives side by side with Fielkow were...
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  • Dansker lecture on Jan. 12 to focus on Bernstein

    By ALAN SMASON, Exclusive to the CCJN

    For scholar and music enthusiast George Dansker, this year’s annual lecture on a Jewish musical figure has greater significance than in some of his previous years. For starters, the figure is Leonard Bernstein, the celebrated Broadway and classical composer, whose birthdate is enjoying...
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    Meet Tulane’s new Jewish Studies Dept. chair Michael Cohen

    By ALAN SMASON, Special to the CCJN

    When the fall semester began in August at Tulane University, a familiar face was occupying a new position as chair of the Jewish Studies Department. Michael Cohen, who has been one of five Sizeler Professors of Jewish Studies, since the department was still...
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Current News

When Jews came from ‘s***hole’ countries

By BEN SALES

NEW YORK (JTA) — Jews were “undesirable.”

They were “of low physical and mental standards.” They were “filthy.” They were “often dangerous in their habits.” They were “un-American.”

So read a report submitted to the House Committee...
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French Jews protest release of synagogue bombing suspect

(JTA) – French Jews protested the release of a man who was extradited from Canada on suspicion that he was involved in the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue.

CRIF, the umbrella group of French Jewish communities, said on...
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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens probed on ex-lover’s blackmail allegations

(JTA) — A St. Louis prosecutor said she’d investigate allegations that Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens threatened to blackmail a woman with whom he was having an affair.

Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner announced the probe Thursday, one day after Greitens admitted to having...
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Breaking News

Federation, ADL join forces to pushback NOLA Council resolution

In a joint statement issued Sunday, Jan. 14, Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans CEO Arnie Fieklow and Anti-Defamation League South Central Region director Aaron Ahlquist announced efforts to reach out to members of the New Orleans, City Council who...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: The late hour resolution and lingering questions why

By ALAN SMASON, Editor 

Frankly, after news leaked out after yesterday’s passage of a resolution proffered by members of a pro-Palestinian advocate group for BDS, we were stymied. How in the world could such a resolution be placed on the...
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