• WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20:  President Donald Trump raises a fist after his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Donald Trump, taking office, pledges to put ‘America first’

    (JTA) — President Donald Trump promised to put “America first” in his inaugural address, pledging to prevent other countries from taking advantage of the United States and to return control of the country to its people.

    Taking office at noon Friday following a tumultuous and divisive presidential campaign, Trump said his term would herald a return of power from the elite in Washington, D.C., to the American people.

    “Their victories have not been your victories, their triumphs have not been your triumphs,” the former reality TV star said. “That all changes starting right here and right now because this moment...
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  • 27 Jewish institutions across US targeted in second wave of bomb threats


    WASHINGTON (JTA) —  Authorities report that 27 Jewish institutions in 17 states across the country received bomb threats today, the second such wave of mass disruption in two weeks. Not one of the threats proved to be valid and no injuries were registered in the evacuations that resulted.

    Paul Goldenberg,...
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    Molthrop entertains JCC crowd with Lafitte lecture



    With his clean cut hair that suggestively droops over his right forehead, Morgan Molthrop looks more like an All-American football player than an author. The dashing figure in a dark blue blazer and a red power tie, bears more than a passing resemblance...
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Current News

Jewish Composer Lecture Series concert tonight at 7:00 at Touro

George Dansker will hold the latest in his continuing Jewish Composer Lecture Series with a concert tonight at 7:00 p.m. following worship services at Touro Synagogue, 4238 St. Charles Avenue.

“All the Sounds of the Earth Are Like Music: The...
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Pianist, singer Gary Negbaur returns to New Orleans

Pianist and singer Gary Negbaur returns to New Orleans on Tuesday, January 24, putting in an appearance at the new Valiant Lounge, 6621 St. Claude Avenue in Arabi. The show runs from 7:00-10:00 p.m with no cover charge.

Negbaur, who...
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Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and the halacha police


(JTA) — President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, attended the Inauguration Day service Friday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, a tradition that goes back to 1933. The live video showed the Trumps shaking hands with the pastor...
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‘America First’: Trump doubles down on a term that makes many Jews queasy

By URIEL HEILMAN Donald Trump is doubling down on “America First.”

After Trump used the term “America First” in late April to describe his policies, the Anti-Defamation League sent him a letter urging him to drop the historically tainted slogan — speaking...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: An open letter to the President

The dust has settled from the contentious election of 2016 and we are have now sworn into office our nation’s 45th President. It is not true to say there has never been as colorful a character as Donald J. Trump...
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