• Yom Hashoah event draws near capacity crowd

    By ALAN SMASON

    As it has done for the past 13 years, the New Orleans Jewish community came together to remember the lives of those lost during the Holocaust and to honor those who survived the ordeal and made the Crescent City their home. The Community-Wide Yom Hashoah Memorial was held on Sunday, April 15 at the Uptown Jewish Community Center.

    The hour-long keynote address was given by Holocaust survivor Irene Miller, author of “Into No Man’s Land: A Historical Memoir.” Miller described how she and her sister were kept alive by her parents and others who put their lives at...
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  • Issacson speaks at Newman for Bernard Herman Memorial Lecture

    Isidore Newman School distinguished alumni Walter Issacson returned to his alma mater this week as featured speaker at the tenth annual Bernard Herman Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, April 17.

    Issacson, who recently returned to the city to become a professor at Tulane University, spoke on a number of the subjects of...
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    Transitioning from mourning to celebration, Israelis kick off 70th year joy in Jerusalem

    (JNS.org) — Following a solemn remembrance of Israel’s fallen on Wednesday as part of Memorial Day commemorations, Israelis kicked off the celebration of its milestone 70th anniversary on Wednesday night in Independence Day festivities at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.

    The ceremony, which was the biggest and most expensive ever for the...
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Arab MKs participate in Palestinian march mourning Israel’s founding

  BY DANIEL SIRYOTI    — Some 10,000 people, including Israeli Arab lawmakers, participated in a march on Thursday mourning the founding of the Jewish state.

The “March of the Uprooted” is organized by the Higher Arab...
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Suspect in Berlin assault on non-Jewish kippah wearer turns himself in

BERLIN (JTA) — A 19-year-old Syrian citizen of Palestinian background who was seen on video assaulting a kippah-wearing man on a Berlin street has turned himself in to German authorities.

The suspect, who has has been identified in news reports as...
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Natalie Portman has ‘fallen into hands of BDS supporters,’ says Israeli culture minister

(JTA) — Israel’s culture minister said actress Natalie Portman has “fallen like a ripe fruit into the hands of the BDS movement supporters” over her refusal to come to Israel to receive an award.

Miri Regev’s assertion Friday about the...
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Natalie Portman explains why she won’t accept prize in Israel: It’s about Netanyahu

(JTA) — Natalie Portman said she wouldn’t attend a prize ceremony in Israel because of her feelings about its prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and “atrocities” committed on his watch, but emphasized that she would not shun Israel itself.

The Jerusalem-born...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: The miracle of Israel

By ALAN SMASON

Ever since I can remember, there has always been the State of Israel. From the time I was a small child in nursery school, through elementary, middle, high school and beyond, there has always been a homeland...
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