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    The hills are alive with the sound of Jewish composers, writers

    By ALAN SMASON, WYES-TV Theatre critic (“Steppin’ Out“)

    This weekend presents a difficulty for Jewish lovers of theater. On the one hand, there are ample opportunities to see several top musical shows. On the other hand, Shelichot, which heralds the nearness of the upcoming High Holidays, will be celebrated at local synagogues.

    Right now the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans series is presenting Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s immortal “The Sound of Music,” the last musical the two worked on before the latter’s death. Hammerstein, whose Jewish grandfather was a well-known opera enthusiast and showman, was raised...
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  • Palestinian Scout group misleads World Scout Movement about terror ties


    (JNS.org) – A watchdog group said the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA) has been misleading the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) by claiming they are not the group promoting a course honoring a terrorist.

    Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) found substantial evidence that the Palestinian Scouts falsely told the umbrella...
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    Gershaniks to be honored by NCJW with 50th annual award


    The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) will recognize Ana and Juan Gershanik with its highest honor – the 2016 Hannah G. Solomon Award. The Gershaniks will be honored at the upcoming 50th Hannah G. Solomon Award luncheon on Monday, September 26 at The Westin...
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Anthony Weiner under investigation for alleged sexting with a minor

(JTA) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan has launched an investigation into Anthony Weiner’s alleged sexting with a minor.

Prosecutors have issued a subpoena for Weiner’s cellphone records, CNN reported Thursday.

The allegations, which first appeared in the Daily...
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Former NOJCDS principal Gwynne Bowman is laid to rest

GWYNNE BOWMAN, a lifelong teacher and school administrator, died peacefully last at her home on September 14. Bowman was noted as a two-time head of the New Orleans Jewish Day School, which later became the presently-renamed Jewish Community Day School.

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President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu remarks

The following exchange took place September 22 at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New York City before the bilateral meeting between President Barack Obama and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

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Israeli Chief Rabbinate nixes 4 conversions approved by top US Orthodox rabbi

(JTA) — The Chief Rabbinate of Israel rejected four conversions approved by a prominent Orthodox American rabbi without providing explanations.

The haredi Orthodox-dominated rabbinate rejected the conversions approved by Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz, according to documents obtained by Haaretz.

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Opinions & Voices

The Abbas approach explains the failure to make peace


NEW YORK (JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ statement before the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday revived old hatreds more than it broke new ground.

It was little more than a rote diatribe against Israel...
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