OPINION: A Good Deed for Health Care in a Weary World


(JTA) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act is far more than a narrow legal decision. It is a decisive affirmation of what is right. Health care surely is right — and a right. This issue is highly personal, hitting home for...
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How To Turn Around Jewish Education Investments


NEW YORK (JTA) — Much has been said and written about the financial priorities of the Jewish community and whether they are misdirected. All too often in these discussions, an artificial dichotomy is created between two goals: sustaining American Jewish support for Israel and attending to...
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Why Wallenberg’s centennial matters

By Robert Rozett

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Swedish rescuer Raoul Wallenberg was born 100 years ago this summer, and his centennial is being commemorated with events in many cities across Europe and North America. On July 26, a symposium in his memory will be held at Yad Vashem’s...
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The Egyptian Menace

With the apparent election of Mohammed Morsi as the next Egyptian president, the worst fears of both Israel and the naysayer critics of the Arab Spring uprising may have been realized. Under the iron fist regime of Hosni Mubarak, the Muslim Brotherhood had been outlawed and Morsi, who is its political chair, was...
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Why the Times-Picayune is no longer relevant

Tuesday morning several hundred staffers from the Times-Picayune found themselves out of a job. Among the victims of the staff evisceration were children’s beat reporter Barri Bronston, religion reporter Bruce Nolan, award-winning cartoonist Steve Kelly and restaurant and renowned food critic Brett Anderson. Even sports editor Peter Finney, a veteran...
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The CCJN is launched

My work as a writer and editor for the New Orleans Jewish community has gone on for many decades. In the past my association with several publications was that as a reporter and critic. My zest and zeal to keep the Jewish community informed has been a longtime desire and...
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Jewish New Orleans community rebounds five years after Katrina

(Editor’s note: The following article was run as a first-person piece in the Cleveland Jewish News in 2010 on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.)

Five years have come and gone since the debacle that was Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast....
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