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Why African-American Firebrand Chloe Valdary Wants To Ignite a Zionist Renaissance

She’s young, eloquent, and passionately engaged in the defense of Israel on campus—and a lightning rod for skepticism

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After Hurricane Katrina, A Solemn Yom Kippur

In 2005, I spent Yom Kippur with Beth Israel Congregation in New Orleans

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The First Rosh Hashanah After Hurricane Katrina

Eight years after the devastating storm, remembering the first High Holidays

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River of Berman

A tribute to the free-associating genius of the Silver Jews, whose work has flowed in and out of my life

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Tel Aviv’s Taste of the South

At NOLA bakery, Israelis sample pecan pie and buttermilk biscuits—with a side order of American culture

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The Forgotten Confederate Jew

How history lost Judah P. Benjamin, the most prominent American Jew of the 19th century

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Grand Rabbinate of the NCAA

Jewish college basketball coaches will gather for their annual Final Four bagel brunch on Saturday, despite scandals surrounding two founding members

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Jazz Messengers

A handful of Jewish entrepreneurs are reinventing the jazz scene in New Orleans, a city with a tiny and aging Jewish population but a strong musical tradition in which different cultures have long mixed

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Sundown: Behind Enemy Lines

Plus the man who gave us Passover Coke, and more

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Sundown: Cantor Announces for Team Bibi

Plus talk borders, not settlements, and more

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Biden’s Brief, Bibi’s Bombast, Simon’s Sermon

What’s cooking in New Orleans

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Today on Tablet

A new year in New Orleans, Horowitz v. Luban, and more

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After the Exodus

Rosh Hashanah in New Orleans, five years after Hurricane Katrina

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‘Oy! Such a Home’

A New Yorker flees to New Orleans and finds himself surrounded by Jews

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Kafka on the Gulf

A New Orleans resident reflects on how the Czech master prepared him for the oil spill

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Today on Tablet

Mardi Gras Jieuxs Krewes, Nazis courting Muslims, and more

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Jieuxs on Parade

Photos of the Jewish-themed Mardi Gras groups, the Krewe du Jieux and the Krewe du Mishigas

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The Krewes and the Jews

New Orleans’s two Jewish-themed krewes offer a tongue-in-cheek take on the Mardi Gras festivities

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Vikings’ Jewish QB Got Zero Playing Time

Favre was too special to let Rosenfels take a snap

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Sundown: Shofar Santa Claus

Rosh Hashanah at work, on stage, and in the Big Easy

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Sundown: Post- Denominational Pals

High-priced holidays, blushing brides, and a wasted plea

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After the Storm

Three years ago, Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. New Orleans—and its only kosher market—persist in its wake.

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