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  • New Orleans Jewish institutions remain closed in face of tropical storm Isaac

    August 30, 2012 | 12:23 pm

    New Orleans Jewish institutions remained closed Thursday as the region continued to bear the torrential rains and winds of a new massive storm.

    Hurricane Isaac, now downgraded to a tropical storm, lashed the region in the past few days with winds up to 80 miles per hour and drove...

  • New Orleans area Jews prepare for a wet, powerless Shabbat

    August 30, 2012 | 12:00 pm

    Of all the unknowns being discussed as Hurricane Isaac approached New Orleans, members of Congregation Shir Chadash knew one thing for certain.

    “Nobody wanted to be the person that said, ‘Oh let’s not move the Torahs this time,’” said Rabbi Ethan Linden. “We sort of went...

  • Louisiana Needs a New State Bird and Motto

    June 30, 2010 | 12:36 am

    Louisiana should change its state bird from the brown pelican to the yellow canary. The image on the Louisiana flag, which fluttered over my New Orleans
    childhood, is no longer appropriate. As a child in New Orleans, I grew up under the image of a mother pelican staring down at a...

  • The Book of Jonah: when doves call

    By Rabbi Anne Brener

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    It's time for Jonah again. I cherish this prophet, whose Hebrew name, "Yonah" means "dove," the bird of peace. I consider him a member of the family.

    Shortly after the deaths of my mother and sister in 1971, the rabbi of New Orleans' synagogue, Shir Chadash, gave my dad, Mike Brener...

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