New Orleans

In Hurricane Ida's wake: Jews of New Orleans prepare for High Holy Days

After being scattered by hurricane Ida, with winds stronger than Katrina’s in 2005, the Jews of New Orleans prepare for the High Holy Days.

By ASAF SHALEV/JTA
03/09/2021

Hurricane Ida destroys Jewish family’s home where Louis Armstrong stayed

The family bought Armstrong’s first trumpet, with the repayment being Armstrong would ride on the wagon for a year and blow the whistle. The famed jazz musician was reputed to wear a Magen David.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
01/09/2021

Online New Orleans-Israel Festival: Funking down from New Orleans

As we have all have had our fair share of challenges to contend with in recent times, it stands to reason to arrange a music festival that may help us to offload some of the emotional detritus.

20/08/2020
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) looks on during a march organised by the Women's March Alliance

Policemen fired over Facebook post suggesting AOC be shot

A Louisiana policeman who suggested on Facebook that high-profile U.S. Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez needed to be shot was fired on Monday, along with a second officer who "liked" his post.

By REUTERS
23/07/2019
A resident bikes down a flooded street after Hurricane Barry in Mandeville

Tropical Storm Barry dodges New Orleans, decreasing flood threat

Further weakening to a tropical depression was expected on Sunday as Barry moved inland, the NHC said.

By REUTERS
14/07/2019
Flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, 2005

Tropical Storm Barry nears New Orleans, raising flood threat

A tropical storm warning was posted on Thursday afternoon for metropolitan New Orleans, and a hurricane warning for a stretch of the Louisiana coast south of the city.

By REUTERS
14/07/2019

New Orleans cancels Women’s March, cites anti-Semitism controversy

“Many of the sister marches have asked the leaders of Women’s March, Inc. to resign but as of today, they have yet to do so,” the New Orleans chapter said.

By JTA
03/01/2019
BDS

New Orleans walks back 'BDS' resolution

City Council members said they were stunned to hear that the non-binding resolution was portrayed as anti-Israel considering it did not mention the country in its text.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators carrying a sign reading "DBS" (Divestment, Boycott, and Sanctions) mar

New Orleans City Council to reconsider BDS resolution

City Council President Jason Williams and other council members have told the local media that they will move to reconsider the resolution at their next council meeting.

By JTA
18/01/2018
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