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May 03rd
Will Boulder be Nablus' sister city?

Will Boulder be Nablus' sister city?

The sustained argument over whether Boulder should have a sister city relationship with the West Bank, largely Palestinian city of Nablus was sent into suspension last week when the Boulder City Council decided to hire a moderator to discuss the issue with proponents and opponents of the idea. On April 19, the council voted to spend up to $10,000 ... Read more...

Hate tags in Virginia Vale

POLICE ARE searching for suspects who spray-painted inflammatory symbols and slogans near the intersection of South Hudson and East Exposition early T...

How is it that you are so smelly?

Blink twice. Husam El-Qoulaq, a Harvard Law School student leader, asked Israeli Knesset Member Tzipi Livni: “How is it that you are so smelly?” ...

Don't ask how she saved them

EXPECT TEARS. Yours, I predict. Next Wednesday. At the ADL Holocaust remembrance at Temple Emanuel. And some anger in Heaven. OK, maybe anger’s...
Priest in pursuit of mass graves

Priest in pursuit of mass graves

PASSOVER EDITION 5776SECTION A PAGE 7 There are times when you can’t help but think of Father Patrick Desbois as a character from French cinema. ...
Corbyn's bluster infuriates Jews

Corbyn's bluster infuriates Jews

LONDON — Even before he was kicked out of Britain’s Labour Party for saying that Israel runs the Islamic State, Bob Campbell was a marginal figure...

Israel Police appoints first ever Muslim commissioner

Israel Police appoints first ever Muslim commissioner TEL AVIV — The Israel Police appointed the country’s first ever Arab Muslim commissioner in what was described as an emotional ceremony on Wednesday, April 13. Jamal Hakrush was advanced to the rank of commissioner, the Israeli police’s second-highest rank, and will be given command over the national department for law enforcement coordination in the Arab sector.

Shmurah — not your average matzah

Shmurah — not your average matzah PASSOVER EDITION 5776SECTION B PAGE 6 IT COSTS more per pound than filet mignon. It might be burnt or taste like cardboard. It’s so delicate it often breaks in the box, rendering it unfit for some Passover ritual uses. Yet every year, Jews from Brooklyn to Bnei Brak line up to fork over their hard-earned money to buy boxes and boxes of the stuff.

Jewish players in MLB starting line-ups

Jewish players in MLB starting line-ups BALTIMORE — Will Joc Pederson rebound from his second-half struggle last season? Can Kevin Pillar build on his strong 2015 campaign? Will injuries derail one-time MVP Ryan Braun? These are some of the questions to be answered as these Jewish players and others get set for the Major League Baseball season that opened this week. Pederson (Los Angeles Dodgers), Pillar (Toronto Blue Jays) and Braun (Milwaukee Brewers) — all outfielders — are among the position players who will start for thei...

Author researches her family's ghostly New Mexico past

Author researches her family's ghostly New Mexico past HOW WOULD you react if you discovered that your great-great grandmother was rumored to be a ghost? Boulder Jewish journalist and author Hannah Nordhaus learned of precisely such a rumor and responded the way any self-respecting writer would: She wrote a book about it. The resulting volume, American Ghost: A Family’s Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest, released in March by HarperCollins, tells the compelling tale of Julia Staab, a German Jewish immigrant to Santa Fe in the mid-19th century,...

How is it that you are so smelly?

Blink twice. Husam El-Qoulaq, a Harvard Law School student leader, asked Israeli Knesset Member Tzipi Livni: “How is it that you are so smelly?” The setting was a panel on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In a candidacy for a Guiness Book of World Records entry under disingenuous apology, El-Qoulaq wrote at length that he never knew that “smelly Jew” was an anti-Semitic stereotype....

Bettie Steinberg

Bettie Steinberg Bettie Steinberg, a native of Ft. Collins and a beloved member of B’nai Havurah, passed away April 17, 2016. Rabbi Evette Luttman officiated at the April 21 graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. Before her death, Bettie said she wanted people to know that she loved her family, and that her children and grandchildren were the light of her life.

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Lithuanian Holocaust monument vandalized

Marcy Oster (JTA) — Unidentified persons vandalized a Holocaust monument in Lithuania on the anniversary of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s birthday. The monument in Vilkaviskis, a city located 90 miles west o... [Link]

Palestinian teen convicted in brutal murder of Israeli mother of 6

Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian teen has been convicted in an Israeli military court in the brutal murder of Dafna Meir, a mother of six, in her West Bank home. The Palestinian attacker, 16, was... [Link]

Italy grants $29 million to national Jewish museum

Marcy Oster ROME (JTA) – Italy’s national Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah, or MEIS, under fitful development in the northeast city of Ferrara for more than a decade, has received a $29 million governm... [Link]

Attempt to smuggle rocket-manufacturing material into Gaza thwarted

Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA) — A shipment of 40 tons of salt set to cross into Gaza was discovered to contain four tons of ammonium chloride, used to produce long-range rockets, hidden inside. The shipment w... [Link]

Ann Arbor JCC, day school evacuated following bomb threat

Marcy Oster (JTA) — The Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor in Michigan was evacuated after an unknown person called in a bomb threat. The unidentified caller on Monday morning said that a bomb wou... [Link]

Bruce Springsteen guitarist slams ‘obnoxious idiots’ who support BDS

Andrew Tobin Amid rumors that Bruce Springsteen will perform in Tel Aviv this summer, he and his E Street band have come under fire from supporters of boycotting Israel. On Monday, band guitarist Steven Van Zan... [Link]

Man stabbed in Jerusalem’s Old City

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Israeli police are hunting for the attacker who stabbed a man in Jerusalem’s Old City, moderately injuring him. The victim, believed to be in his 60s, was stabbed in the back near the Aust... [Link]

Would-be Miami synagogue bomber reportedly was Muslim convert, wanted to inspire other attacks

Julie Wiener (JTA) — The South Florida man arrested for planning to bomb a Miami synagogue has been publicly identified and charged in federal court. James Gonzalo Medina, 40, of Hollywood, appeared in court in... [Link]

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