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Holocaust story at Faith Bible Chapel

Holocaust story at Faith Bible Chapel

When Helen Starr accompanies her mother Fanny to Faith Bible Chapel’s Holocaust Awareness Day on Sunday, April 27, she will be in the company of both the future and the past. The past is the Holocaust, which both her mother and her father, the late Zesa Starr, survived — although they lost the vast majority of their loved ones — and the crit... Read more...

So, Mr. Putin, the bully, wants his empire back

Perhaps Mr. Putin has a short memory of the disasters of the Soviet Union. To mention just one: Chernobyl As Vladimir Putin grasps to retrieve the ...
Interfaith memorial at KC JCC

Interfaith memorial at KC JCC

NEW YORK — Hundreds gathered at a suburban Kansas City JCC for an interfaith memorial service for the victims of shootings there and at a nearby Jew...
Trembling, awe, ethics: ‘Fear of G-d’

Trembling, awe, ethics: ‘Fear of G-d’

THERE is no word for “accountability” in Hebrew, which, it has been suggested, is why Israeli bureaucracy runs amok, stopping people from accompli...
Gary Rosenthal’s Judaica

Gary Rosenthal’s Judaica

WHEN Gary Rosenthal began his career as a sculptor in 1974, Shabbat candlesticks and menorahs were usually made of brass, silver or the predictable Is...
Medical research backs circumcision

Medical research backs circumcision

LOS ANGELES — In the circumcision wars, circumcision has been winning some big battles. A new survey of medical data going back more than two decad...
 

Hungarian Jewish leader resigns

Hungarian Jewish leader resigns BUDAPEST — Gusztav Zoltai, the director of Hungary’s federation of Jewish communities, or Mazsihisz, resigned in what community leaders said was a protest against the government over Holocaust commemorations. But Szombat, the Hungarian Jewish newspaper, published an article on April 9 alleging that Zoltai quit because of financial irregularities connected with Budapest’s main Jewish cemetery on Kozma Street and other affairs. Zoltai, who is in his 70s, has served as Mazsihisz’s directo...
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From farm to table: Locally grown matzah on the rise

From farm to table: Locally grown matzah on the rise PASSOVER 5774 EDITIONSECTION C PAGE 16 NEW YORK — In their small farmhouse bakery in Vermont, Doug Freilich and Julie Sperling work round the clock producing matzah in the period preceding Passover — a matzah that feels ancient and modern at once. Using a mix of grain they grow on their own farm and wheat sourced from other local farmers, the couple creates hundreds of pieces of the unleavened bread they call Vermatzah. “The idea came because of our initial interest in growing grains,...
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Former Nuggets coach Larry Brown barely missed March Madness with SMU

Former Nuggets coach Larry Brown barely missed March Madness with SMU BALTIMORE — Before leading the Southern Methodist University men’s basketball team onto the practice court Sunday afternoon, March 16, coach Larry Brown spent a few moments in his office with several of his six grandchildren visiting from Charlotte, NC. The day being Purim, Brown was asked whom he was masquerading as. “I’m dressed like a coach,” the straitlaced Brown responded. Not an NCAA Tournament coach, as it turned out this season. Brown had hoped later that day to figurativel...
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Dr. Sarah Grope: Denver’s first and only mohelet

Dr. Sarah Grope: Denver’s first and only mohelet Placing an eight-day-old male into a stranger’s arms for a brit milah, the ritual of circumcision that binds men to the Jewish covenant, can be a tremulous act of faith. Dr. Sarah Grope, a Denver pediatrician and first practicing Reform mohelet (ritual circumciser) in Denver, understands. One of about 50 Reform women certified to perform brit milah in the US, Grope also is the mother of three sons. The fusion of personal insight and professional skill gives her an unusual perspective on the...
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The burden is now on us

The Jewish calendar places Yom Hashoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day — between Passover and Yom Ha’Atzma’ut — Israel Independence Day. We go from freedom to independence to mourning. The calendrical design — thanks to the Knesset — was insensitive to the special, redemptive quality of the month of Passover, but to an extent we’re stuck with it. Yom Hashoah commemorations take place all over the world, and Denver is no exception, with events planned by survivors and their children,...
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Leah Farfel Rottman

Leah Farfel Rottman Leah Farfel Rottman, widow of the late Stormy Rottman, popular local weathercaster, passed away April 9, 2014, in Wheat Ridge, Colo. Rabbi Brian Field officiated at the April 14 graveyard service at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. Mrs. Rottman began writing poetry at 88. In 2009, at age 90, she won the Denver Post’s Haiku contest. It was one of her proudest achievements.
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Northeastern U. reinstates Students for Justice in Palestine chapter

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