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  • Jewish groups mobilize in Baton Rouge to aid flood victims

    August 24, 2016 | 9:21 am

    At midnight on Aug. 13, the floodwaters began to flow into Ellen Sager’s Baton Rouge home.

    Her husband grabbed some important family documents, then the couple gathered some snacks and headed to a room on the second floor with their two teenage children. Sager assumed the waters...

  • Baton Rouge flood: How you can help

    August 16, 2016 | 1:31 pm

    A flood is devastating Baton Rouge, La., and the organized Jewish world is lining up support for the rescue and relief effort in the region.

    Here are ways you can help:

    The Jewish Federations of Noth America

    To donate and learn more click here.

    Red Cross

    To donate and...

  • Baton Rouge Jews pray, raise funds for flood victims

    August 15, 2016 | 8:12 am

    Baton Rouge’s Chabad House launched an emergency fundraising campaign for thousands of people affected by the massive floods that swept across Louisiana.

    At least five people have perished and more than 20,000 people have been rescued in Louisiana amid floods that began Friday...

  • The latest anti-Semitic meme scheme: Linking Palestine to Ferguson and Louisiana

    July 11, 2016 | 3:05 pm

    Two years ago this summer, an 18-year-old African American man who had lunged for the gun of a white police officer in his patrol car was shot and killed on the street. The officer was subsequently exonerated by a grand jury, but Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in a week of race riots....

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  • Are we better than this?

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 11, 2016 | 11:51 am

    If you weren’t whiplashed, heartsick, nauseated, outraged and exhausted last week, you weren’t paying attention.

    Within the span of 24 hours, we were pummeled by horrifying images and unbearable grief — nothing as awful as personally enduring it, but real and real-time enough to...

  • Murder victim related to temple founder

    By Ryan Torok

    June 17, 2013 | 4:59 pm

    A Porter Ranch woman, who authorities said was shot and killed early Friday morning when a domestic dispute escalated, was the daughter of a founding member of Temple Ahavat Shalom (TAS) in Northridge, according to a family member of the deceased.

    The victim — identified as Risa...

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