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Memorial promenade planned for three kidnapped boys

Memorial promenade planned for three kidnapped boys

NEARLY A year after the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers, the community in which they lived is determined to transform the scene of their abduction into a place of safety and beauty. Community leaders of Gush Etzion call their project “The Boys’ Promenade,” in memory of yeshiva students Gilad Shaer, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Y... Read more...

Just the Torah

The holiday of Shavuot. No matzah and no seder. No shofar. No sukkah and no lulav or etrog.

Walk for Israel with JEWISHcolorado

JEWISHcolorado invites community members to show their support for Israel by joining together in a two-mile walk on Sunday, May 31, to celebrate the c...

Red lights and safety . . . really?

Governor John Hickenlooper all but says that he will veto two bills passed in the state legislature banning or potentially limiting the use of automat...
Gutow stepping down from JCPA

Gutow stepping down from JCPA

NEW YORK — Rabbi Steve Gutow is stepping down after leading the Jewish Council for Public Affairs for 10 years. Gutow, the JCPA president and CEO, ...
Lessons from visit to Dachau

Lessons from visit to Dachau

The IJN traveled to Germany as part of a delegation of Jewish communal leaders from Colorado; the delegation was sponsored by MDC Richmond Homes Ame...
 

Colorado returns to Dachau

Colorado returns to Dachau And the heavens wept: German chancellor, liberators and survivors gather at Dachau on the 70th anniversary of its liberation. MUNICH — Hundreds gathered on a grey, rainy day to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp in 1945. The overcast weather suited the somber occasion, marking an event that was paradoxically a collective nadir and zenith in human history. Among the speakers were a liberator, three Dachau survivors and Germany’s head of gove...
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Rabbi saved a Jewish city in Greece

Rabbi saved a Jewish city in Greece Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day 5775 IN THE Jerusalem Hills, there stands the single largest memorial to the Holocaust in the world known as Martyrs’ Forest, which is comprised of six million trees planted in memory of those six million Jews who perished. A unique ceremony, the only one its kind held on Holocaust Remembrance Day in the capital, was scheduled to take place there this year to commemorate the heroism of Jews who rescued fellow Jews during the Holocaust. JNF and the B’na...
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‘Woman in Gold,’ fate of a portrait

‘Woman in Gold,’ fate of a portrait LOS ANGELES — Attorney E. Randol (Randy) Schoenberg isn’t bothered seeing his years of struggle and triumph portrayed by Ryan Reynolds in “Woman in Gold,” a new drama based on Schoenberg’s recovery of a world famous painting looted by the Nazis from its Jewish owners. The movie focuses on the relationship between Maria Altmann, the elderly descendant of one of the wealthiest and most prominent Jewish families in Vienna, and a young, unproven lawyer who took on the Austrian and America...
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Phenomenal Holocaust collection at CU

Phenomenal Holocaust collection at CU PASSOVER EDITION 5775SECTION B PAGE 8 BOULDER — The yellowing document is crumbling and fading, but the smooth signature on its cover is as legible as it is chilling: Rudolf Hess, the Nazi who served as a Hitler deputy from 1933 to 1941. The signature, which adorns a 70-year-old leniency plea for top Nazi Hermann Goering during the postwar Nuremberg trials, is one of some 500,000 discrete items and 20,000 books donated last year to the University of Colorado at Boulder — nearly the entir...
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Just the Torah

The holiday of Shavuot. No matzah and no seder. No shofar. No sukkah and no lulav or etrog.
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AB Goldberg

AB Goldberg A.B. (Abraham) Goldberg, who was born in a DP camp in Bergen-Belsen, Germany, passed away May 12, 2015, in Greenwood Village after a valiant seven-year battle with head and neck cancer. He was 68. Rabbi Yaakov Chaitovsky and Cantor Joel Lichterman officiated at the May 13 graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “The firstborn son of his parents, who met in a DP camp shortly after being liberated in the Holocaust, this baby represented a new beginning ...
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The Holocaust film that is upending the genre – and other Jewish notes from Cannes

Gabe Friedman The film “Son of Saul” by a rookie Hungarian director has become the most widely talked about film from the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. But it isn’t the festival’s only signific... [Link]

Swiss court orders Israel to pay Iran $1.1 billion

Uriel Heilman At issue is a shah-era oil debt that harkens back to a 1968 agreement in which Iran shipped oil through Israeli ports and sold crude oil to Israel. ... [Link]

Joe Lieberman: Next U.S. president will bring warmer relations with Israel

Ben Sales The four-term senator in an interview with JTA expressed concern over support for Israel in the Democratic Party, but said 2016 is an opportunity for a shift. ... [Link]

San Diego teen empowers girls to become feminist advocates

Julie Wiener Lily Greenberg Call helped found Girls Give Back, a leadership group for teenage girls. ... [Link]

Obama: Disagreeing with Israel is necessary to defend it

Ron Kampeas Open disagreement with Israel on some of its policies is a necessary component of the U.S. defense of Israel in the international community, President Barack Obama said. ... [Link]

Ancient Jerusalem aqueduct discovered during sewer work

Marcy Oster A section of Jerusalem’s lower aqueduct, which brought water to the city more than 2,000 years ago, was uncovered during sewer work. ... [Link]

Palestinian boy, 10, shot with foam bullet by Israel’s Border Police

Marcy Oster The police were using crowd control measures in an effort to stop rock throwing by young Palestinians in an eastern Jerusalem refugee camp. ... [Link]

Univ. of California alumni call for steps to curb campus anti-Semitism

Marcy Oster More than 500 alumni wrote in an open letter published in the UCLA student newspaper that they are “deeply concerned about the safety of Jewish students” in the university system. ... [Link]

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