• SLT’s ‘My Fair Lady’ produces new leading lady

    By ALAN SMASON, WYES-TV Theatre Critic (“Steppin’ Out“)

    With both Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s Jewish backgrounds, there is always more than casual interest in seeing any of their shows on Broadway, as is the case with the current production at Lincoln Center of “My Fair Lady.” However, for those of you keen on staying closer to home, rest assured that the latest production of the very same musical now playing at Tulane University as part of  Summer Lyric at Tulane’s season, will deliver a true reflection of the original cast.

    The latest Broadway production got special permission from...
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  • US leaves UN Human Rights Council over Israel bias


    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump administration has withdrawn the United States from the U.N. Human Rights Council because of its bias against Israel.

    Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, jointly announced the pullout on Tuesday evening.

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    Oscar J. Tolmas L’Dor v’Dor Lobby dedicated

    The Oscar J. Tolmas L’Dor V’Dor Lobby was dedicated this week, an opportunity by the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans to emphasize the importance of tzedekah (charity) and to recount the life, career and loves of Oscar Tolmas. 

    In simple ceremonies on the third floor of the Jewish Federation Campus...
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Current News

Congregation Beth Israel announces Sunday minyans

Congregation Beth Israel, the Modern Orthodox congregation relocated since Hurricane Katrina to the Metairie West Esplanade Avenue corridor announced the return to its holding Sunday morning minyans from this Sunday, June 24, through the remainder of the secular calendar year.

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Haredi Orthodox responsible for reversing Jewish population decline in Britain, study says

(JTA) — High birthrates among the haredi Orthodox are responsible for a recent growth in the number of British Jews following decades of decline, a new study shows.

The trend was featured in a report published Thursday by the Institute...
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Sara Netanyahu indicted for fraud over $96,000 in restaurant meals

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israel’s prime minister, has been indicted on fraud and breach of trust charges for ordering some $96,000 worth of private meals from high-end restaurants rather than using the residence’s cook to prepare...
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Breaking News

Felicia Kahn, longtime N.O. political activist & Democratic party leader, dies


FELICIA KAHN, a longtime local political activist who championed Democratic candidates and causes for more than 60 years and who made headlines in 2016 as one of the oldest delegates to the Democratic National Convention, died...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: Charles Krauthammer: ‘How dreams of peace led to Israel’s biggest mistake’

(JTA) — On June 10, 2002, Charles Krauthammer delivered the Distinguished Rennert Lecture upon receiving the Guardian of Zion Award from Bar-Ilan University’s Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies. Below is an excerpt from the lecture titled “He Tarries: Jewish Messianism and...
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