• Resounding message of World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem: ‘Never again is now’

    By DEBORAH FINEBLUM

    Jerusalem: It’s a city that stops everything for a minute each May for Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Day, remembering those who perished, as well as those who barely escaped with their lives. But on Thursday, it remembered again.

    And this time, the city didn’t remember alone. Leaders from 46 nations, including leaders from the four World War II victorious allies—U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Britain’s Prince Charles and France’s Emmanuel Macron—gathered to both honor the dead and make a strong statement of support for the living.

    The historic occasion: the Fifth World...
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  • Hillel announces departure of Rabbi Yonah Schiller

    By ALAN SMASON

    Rabbi Yonah Schiller, the executive director of Tulane Hillel since 2008, will be leaving the university at the end of the current fiscal year at the end of June, according to a letter from Steve Stern, the chairman of the Tulane Hillel Board of Directors.

    Schiller will...
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    Iran admits it shot down Ukrainian airliner, sparking protests in Tehran

     – Protesters gathered outside Amirkabir University in Tehran on Saturday night, shouting “Khamenei is over” and calling the government “shameless” after Iran admitted that its forces had shot down a civilian airliner, killing 176 people, and then lied about it.

    In initial reports of the crash of the Ukraine International Flight...
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Current News

Hadassah-NCJW planning seminar slated for Sunday

The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) and the Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah will present a joint seminar titled “What I Want My Family to Know…Another Kind of Family Planning” on Sunday,...
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JCDS Family Fun Fest to go Sunday

Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) will be holding its annual Family Fun Fest on Sunday, January 26 from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.

The doors will open at 11:30 at the Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus, 3747 West Esplanade Avenue in...
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JCRS to feature ‘Roots of R&B’ at Feb. 1 gala

Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) is preparing to present its annual gala – albeit a bit earlier than normal. Typically presented in March, this year’s  Jewish Roots of Rhythm & Blues gala will be held a month earlier on Saturday,...
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Breaking News

Rabbi Sherman installation at Temple Sinai Fri. night

​Rabbi Daniel Sherman will be formally installed at Temple Sinai as the congregation’s tenth senior rabbi on Friday night, January 24.

The installation will take place following a congregational Shabbat dinner that starts at 5:45 p.m. Shabbat services will follow...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: You can’t defend haredi Orthodox Jews against violence while demonizing our schools

By RABBI AVI SHAFRAN

NEW YORK (JTA) — Relentless campaigns calling for curricula reform in the nation’s yeshivas. Misleading headlines about educational standards at Orthodox schools. Zoning efforts aimed at keeping large Jewish families out of suburban towns. Some see...
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