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Courage to fight an uphill battle

Courage to fight an uphill battle

Say not the struggle naught availeth; The labor and the wounds are vain; The enemy faints not, nor faileth; And as things have been they remain. — Arthur Hugh Clough IS THERE nobility in continuing to fight an uphill battle? After 12 years of legal battles, from the lower to the upper courts, to facing an expected losing verdict at the Su... Read more...
Congress deeply skeptical on Iran

Congress deeply skeptical on Iran

WASHINGTON — With the Nov. 24 deadline for an Iran deal looming, there’s no guarantee that the Obama administration will achieve its long-sought g...
Boulderite loses her brother in Har Nof attack

Boulderite loses her brother in Har Nof attack

Jonathan Bein of Boulder was reading the Times of Israel and Jerusalem Post online Monday night when he found out about a massacre at a Har Nof synago...
ADL addresses local security concerns

ADL addresses local security concerns

IN THE wake of Tuesday’s slaughter of four rabbis praying in a Jerusalem synagogue, some Denver Jews feared that the unthinkable could strike right ...

Culture of life. Culture of death.

The line between the culture of life and the culture of death in Israel is gaping. On the one side, the culture of life: Israel’s embrace of it and...

In the heart of Jerusalem

THE mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, in condemning last Tuesday’s terror attack on worshippers in a synagogue, observed that the synagogue was “in ...
 

Biden at the GA: Iran won't go nuclear

Biden at the GA: Iran won't go nuclear OXON HILL, Md. — From well-worn anecdotes about Golda Meir to rousing statements of support for Israel’s security, Joe Biden captured the audience in his remarks at the General Assembly of Jewish Federations of North American (JFNA) on Nov. 10. What began as a low key talk evolved into a passionate speech about the vice president’s long-standing commitment to Israel and the American Jewish community, culminating in a standing ovation. “We have a responsibility to guarantee [Israel’s]...
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At Thanksgiving, looking out for the needy

At Thanksgiving, looking out for the needy AS WE prepare for our Thanksgiving feasts, a 90-year-old Jewish man named Arnold Abbott is stirring the pot in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., about hunger and homelessness in America. Or is it that Abbott, who in defiance of a controversial new city ordinance has been cited several times for feeding the homeless outdoors, is just asking us to pay more than lip service to our Jewish ideals? The ordinance limits where outdoor feeding sites can be located and requires permits. Groups must provide portabl...
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Jewish gridders gearing up for NFL campaign

Jewish gridders gearing up for NFL campaign BALTIMORE — Blocking brothers, a college star seeking success in the pros, a fullback who hasn’t had a carry in four seasons and a couple of ace special teamers are among the Jewish players on NFL rosters as the league kicks off this week. A punter may join the group after sitting out the preseason because of a personal issue. Also, Marc Trestman is back for his second season as coach of the Chicago Bears after moving to the NFL following a stellar career on the sidelines in the Canadian F...
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IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest THE 28th annual Intermountain Jewish News-Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest is open for entries. Deadline for entries in the contest is 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. IJN’s address is 1177 Grant St., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80203. Since its inception, the contest, for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, has attracted and brought together children from all corners of the Jewish community.
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Thanksgiving’s Torah roots

We, the American citizenry, are a thankful lot. Our calendar is dotted with days when we express our gratitude to individuals and entities. On Veterans Day, we thank the members of the Armed Forces for their dedicated service. On Memorial Day, we show our gratitude to the courageous men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our liberties and democratic lifestyle. On Labor Day, we express our appreciation to the industrious American work force, the people who keep the wheels ...
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Irene Glass

Irene Glass Irene Glass, a Holocaust survivor, passed away Nov. 8, 2014, in Denver. Cantor Joel Lichterman officiated at the Nov. 10 graveside service at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. Mrs. Glass was born Nov. 27, 1926, in Poland. She came to the US after the war and settled in Brooklyn. A resident of Deerfield Beach, Fla., Mrs. Glass later moved to Denver to be with family. She was married to Abraham Glass, who passed away on Aug. 21, 2008. Mrs. Glass is survived by her sons...
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Canadian-Israeli Jewish woman joins Kurdish forces against ISIS

Marcy Oster Speaking from Iraq, Gillian Rosenberg told Israel Radio that she was training with the Kurdish YPG with plans to fight in Syria. ... [Link]

Temple Mount activist leaves hospital nearly month after shooting

Marcy Oster Yehuda Glick, the Temple Mount activist shot in a failed assassination attempt, thanked those who helped to save his life and recited a blessing thanking God. ... [Link]

Canadian-Israeli victim of Jerusalem synagogue attack remains in coma

Marcy Oster Howie Rothman, 53, the father of 10 children, was hit in the head and arm with a meat cleaver by one of the terrorists. ... [Link]

Iran nuclear talks extended until June 30

Ron Kampeas Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the delay, saying it provided more time to prevent what he called a “very bad and dangerous agreement.” ... [Link]

Ukrainian Jewish fighter touted as ‘hero, symbol of resistance’ to Russia

Cnaan Liphshiz His resemblance to Fidel Castro notwithstanding, Asher Joseph Cherkassky is becoming an unlikely pinup for Ukrainians fighting the Kremlin. ... [Link]

Making Israel’s Jewish status the law: Why it matters

Ben Sales What’s the big deal about calling the Jewish state “Jewish”? Here’s what you need to know about Israel’s nation-state bill, its prospects and implications. ... [Link]

Grandson of Rudolf Hess speaks at Budapest Holocaust commemoration

Marcy Oster His descendant Rudolf Hess, the Auschwitz commander, was responsible for the extermination of roughly 400,000 Hungarian Jews at the death camp in June 1944. ... [Link]

Palestinians delaying U.N. resolution seeking Israel’s West Bank withdrawal

Marcy Oster A resolution to the Security Council calling for a deadline will wait until after nuclear negotiations with Iran are completed, the Palestinians’ foreign minister said. ... [Link]

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