• Sculpture of Anne Frank dedicated at WW2 Museum

    By ALAN SMASON, Special to the CCJN

    A life-sized bronze sculpture of the most well-known of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, teenager Anne Frank, and a special bench bearing a quote from her was unveiled this morning at Founders Plaza of the National World War II Museum. The outdoor unveiling followed indoor dedication ceremonies at which dignitaries and museum personnel spoke.

    The sculpture, begun approximately a year ago, is the second of a series of four separate commissions contracted by the museum and realized by StudioEIS, a highly-regarded New York sculpture firm. The first of these projects was a...
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  • Here we go again: A beginner’s guide to Israel’s 2nd election in 2019

    By BEN SALES, EMILY BURRACK, LAURA E. ADKINS  and MARCY OSTER

    (JTA) — Trying to understand next week’s Israeli elections can get confusing. Especially since we’re talking about the second election in one year.

    Longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is mired in a series of corruption scandals and again facing...
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    Jewish and pro-Israel groups, leaders react to news of Greenblatt resignation

    By JACKSON RICHMAN

    Jewish and pro-Israel community leaders and groups reacted to the White House announcement on Thursday that U.S. Middle East special envoy Jason Greenblatt plans to resign within the coming weeks.

    “Mr. Greenblatt has played a pivotal role over the last two years in strengthening...
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Current News

Keepers of the Gate Chai Tea slated for Sept. 22

The annual Keepers of the Gate Chai Tea held by the Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22,  from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the private home of Susan Green, 9 Hunter Place, in Metairie. ...
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Ben Katz JWV Post to recognize Carol Berman promotion

The Ben Katz Post No. 580 of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, under the leadership of Post Commander Sol Gothard invites members, patrons, veterans and friends to celebrate the promotion of Carol Berman to the...
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A Guatemalan asylum seeker is being sheltered in a Washington state synagogue

By BEN SALES

(JTA) — In a few weeks, the congregants at Temple Beth Hatfiloh in Olympia, Washington, will gather for Yom Kippur services, where a line in the traditional liturgy declares, “My house will be a house of prayer...
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Breaking News

Third Democratic debate round once again links Trump to white supremacy

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Democratic candidates for the party’s presidential nomination linked, as they have in previous debates, President Donald Trump’s rhetoric to white supremacist violence.

“He didn’t pull the trigger but he’s certainly been tweeting out the ammunition,” Sen. Kamala...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: In the year of L’Chaim

By ALAN SMASON

September 11 marked 18 years since the dastardly attack on American soil by foreigners in which more than 3,000 of our citizens’ lives were snuffed out by cowards intent on dismantling our union. The towers that fell...
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