Report: Netanyahu, Barak ordered preparation for Iran strike in 2010

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered the Israeli military in 2010 to prepare for an attack on Iran’s nuclear sites, according to an Israeli television station.

Netanyahu gave the order during a meeting with what is known as the cabinet of seven, or...
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On eve of GA, Federations retool when crisis hits


BALTIMORE (JTA) — The national headquarters of the Jewish Federations of North America could not have been in a worse location when Sandy struck. Except, maybe, if it were located on the Jersey Shore.

The Jewish Federations’ building in lower Manhattan lost power amid...
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Last pushes for Jewish votes in Ohio, other swing states stir emotions


BEACHWOOD, Ohio (JTA) — The family wedding. The entrance to the local synagogue. The future of Israel. Your precious grandchild. In the final days of what has been a close and bitterly contested election, it’s not so much that nothing is sacred in the fight for the...
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Yulman and Glazer families bestow gifts to Tulane for new stadium

By MICHAEL STRECKER, Courtesy Tulane University Publications

Janet and Richard Yulman’s exceptional gift to name Yulman Stadium is helping the university launch a new era for our athletics program and the community as a whole. Richard Yulman is the former chairman and owner of mattress manufacturing giant Serta International. He...
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Lecture tonight by renowned Holocaust scholar on music as testimony

Joseph Toltz, a renowned Holocaust scholar who has been named as the 2011 Barbara and Richard Rosenberg fellow at the United States Holocaust Museum, will be giving a lecture tonight at Dixon Hall at 7:00 p.m. on the importance of music as a means of giving testimony to victims of...
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In wake of Hurricane Sandy, Jewish volunteers step up


NEW YORK (JTA) — Just before Shelly Fine went to sleep Tuesday night, he posted his contact information and an appeal seeking volunteers for the Hurricane Sandy relief effort on a popular Upper West Side blog. When the 63-year-old woke up the next morning, he had 163...
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First-ever Orthodox-Conservative conference to bow here

Rabbis Ethan Linden of Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation and Uri Topolosky of Congregation Beth Israel have announced the first-ever joint Orthodox-Conservative Rabbinical Conference to be held in New Orleans. The conference, which runs from November 4 through 6 is by invitation-only.

The two rabbis will be welcoming other rabbis who,...
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JCC to host 13th annual Jewish Book Festival uptown; ‘Shluffy Girl’ to kick off festival Sunday morning

The New Orleans Jewish Community Center kicks off its 13th Annual Jewish Book Festival at the Uptown JCC with three events that run over the course of the next week. The festival begins in earnest this Sunday morning, November 4, at 10 a.m. with children’s author and illustrator Anne-Marie Baila Asner....
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List of charities to donate for Hurricane Sandy victims

Locally,  Chabad Lubavitch of Louisiana, Congregation Beth Israel  are collecting for Hurricane Sandy relief online. They are advancing funds they collect to specific organizations and religious institutions with whom they have personally been in touch. Chabad, for example,  is said to have lost 30 Chabad  Houses due to the destruction...
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Sunday night live fundraiser set for Community Day School

Andy Kindler, a comedian formerly seen on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Late Night with David Letterman” and a frequent contributor to “The Daily Show with John Stewart,” will be the headliner for the Community Day School’s annual Fall Fundraiser this Sunday night, November 4. The event begins at 5:00 p.m at...
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