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Kosher fare now available at Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Although the New Orleans Saints failed to bring home a win at yesterday’s contest with the Kansas City Chiefs, they did score an off-field victory of sorts.

Starting with yesterday’s game in the Superdome, Kosher Sports, Inc., a New York firm specializing in selling glatt kosher foods began dispensing a full line of kosher food that will be available at all future Saints home games in addition to Super Bowl...

At U.N. General Assembly, Iran is on the mind – again

By NEIL RUBIN

WASHINGTON (JTA) — At this year’s U.N. General Assembly, Iran’s push for nuclear weapons is the overwhelming international diplomacy priority for American Jewish groups — but it’s not the only one. The body’s 67th session, which opened Sept. 18, provides the opportunity for Jewish groups to meet with the retinue of presidents, foreign ministers and other policymakers who arrive in New York City for its opening session.

“Obviously...

Islamic terrorist group claims credit for attack in Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Islamic terrorist group based in the Sinai has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed an Israeli soldier, saying it was in response to an anti-Muslim film. The group Ansar Jerusalem, also identified as Ansar Bayt al-Maqdes or “supporters of the holy place,” which has previously taken responsibility for blowing up an Egyptian gas pipeline to Israel and for rocket attacks on Israel, on Sunday claimed responsibility for...

Komedy Kickoff event for B’nai Israel rescheduled in B.R.

The Komedy Kickoff fundraiser event for Baton Rouge’s Congregation B’nai Israel will now be held October 10 at the Baton Rouge Little Theater. The event originally scheduled for August 29 had to be rescheduled due to Hurricane Issac’s landfall on that same date.

This will be the second Komedy Kickoff fundraiser for the Reform temple and will feature John Dardenne, the son of Louisiana Lt. Governor Jay and Cathy Dardenne....

Wayne Firestone stepping down as Hillel CEO

NEW YORK (JTA) — After seven years as the chief executive at Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, Wayne Firestone will be stepping down from his post in June 2013. Firestone, who has worked at Hillel for more than a decade and served as its CEO since 2005, spent Thursday and Friday informing the organization’s top board leaders and staffers about his decision to resign as the head of the...

Israeli airstrike kills two Palestinian terrorists

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Palestinian terror operatives were killed when Israeli airstrikes hit their car in southern Gaza. According to a statement from the Israel Defense Forces, one of the operatives, Anis Abu Mahmoud el-Anin, was in the final stages of preparing to carry out a terror attack against Israeli civilians. The other man killed was Ashraf Mahmoud Salah, who also was affiliated with the Popular Resistance Committees and was involved...

Lewinsky to write “tell all” memoir about Clinton affair

(JTA) — Monica Lewinsky reportedly is writing a memoir about her White House affair with President Bill Clinton. She will get $12 million for the tell-all book, the New York Post reported, citing friends of Lewinsky. Lewinsky, 39, is out for “revenge,” according to the Post.

The newspaper said Lewinsky, who is Jewish, will release love letters that she wrote to Clinton, and provide details about Bill and Hillary Clinton’s private life.

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Madoff investors gain back $2.48 billion

(JTA) — More than $2.48 billion in additional funds recovered from the Bernard Madoff ponzi scheme have been sent to individuals and organizations bilked out of their investments. Checks ranging from $1,784 to $526 million were mailed Wednesday to 1,230 former customers of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, according to the Madoff Recovery Initiative. The average payment will be about $2 million. The new sum adds to the $1.15 billion already...

Federation and JEF annual meeting at Uptown JCC tonight at 7 pm

United States Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) will be the keynote speaker tonight at the Uptown JCC during the joint Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana’s 99th annual meeting. Slated to speak via teleconference from the floor of the U.S. Senate, Landrieu will be addressing the audience on issues dealing with the State of Israel. Landrieu toured the Jewish State in 2011.

Slates of officers...

Egypt charges eight over anti-Islam movie made in California

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Egypt charged seven Egyptian-born Coptic Christians living in the United States and an American pastor with insulting Islam. A public prosecutor in Cairo on Tuesday announced the charges over an anti-Muslim film made in California that insults the Prophet Muhammad, according to reports. A 14-minute trailer dubbed into Arabic surfaced last week on YouTube, sparking unrest throughout the Arab world and in Arab communities in other countries. The...