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Denver fireman talks about fire safety

Denver fireman talks about fire safety

THE RAGING fire that killed seven children ages five to 16 in a heavily Orthodox Jewish section of Brooklyn last Shabbat has rendered even the greatest rabbis too silent for words. According to news reports, the fire broke out shortly after midnight on Saturday, March 21, in a single-family home in Midwood. Investigators believe the blaze may h... Read more...

National Jewish Health: Not too big, not too small

DR. MICHAEL SALEM, president and CEO of National Jewish Health, identifies a Catch 22: In contemporary medical facilities, you can’t get too small, ...

Murder charge for slicing out a fetus

The brutal attack in Longmont, Colorado, on an obviously pregnant woman that left her hospitalized and her fetus dead, raises once again a question th...
Film dialogue: Divorce in Israel

Film dialogue: Divorce in Israel

“Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem,” a movie limited to a courtroom and the waiting area outside the courtroom, tells the story of a secular Isra...
Jewish liberals criticize Bibi

Jewish liberals criticize Bibi

WASHINGTON — With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing escalating criticism and pressure from the White House, he could use some help from Israe...

A primer for Passover cleaning

Cleaning for Passover is a daunting task because of this fundamental stringency: Since leaven is not a forbidden food — not like pork — a Jew is u...
 

Global anti-Semitism reaches seven-year high

NEW YORK — Global anti-Semitic incidents reached a seven-year high, a new study found, while social hostilities involving religion declined somewhat in 2013 following a six-year peak. The Pew Research Center’s annual study of global restrictions on religion, released Feb. 26, reported that approximately one-quarter of the world’s countries are “grappling with high levels of religious hostilities within their borders.” Christians and Muslims, together making up more than half of the w...
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When getting a little gelt was as good as gold

When getting a little gelt was as good as gold CHANUKAH EDITION SECTION E PAGE 8 LOS ANGELES — What can a buck get you on Chanukah? Maybe a gold mesh bag of chocolate coins or a lighter for your menorah. But Jewish continuity? At Chanukah time, when we get so wrapped up in gift giving, I propose that it’s a single dollar of gelt (Yiddish for money) that has the power to keep on giving beyond eight nights. Chanukah gelt referred originally in Europe and later America to coins given as gifts to children and adults. Today, gelt brings...
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Getting the lay-up of it

Getting the lay-up of it Former Maccabi Tel Aviv coach leapfrogs (like LeBron) to Cavaliers WASHINGTON — With the clock winding down on a recent game here, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt was still barking out instructions to his players despite enjoying a late 40-point lead over the Washington Wizards. Things didn’t come quite as easy early this season for the rookie NBA coach and his team, which had great expectations with the return of four-time MVP LeBron James via free agency from the Miami Heat....
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Chocolate...chocolate...healthy!

Chocolate...chocolate...healthy! Two companies, one founded in Boulder, the other international, are working hard to share the numerous health benefits of chocolate. MXI Healthy Chocolate is a Canadian company with distributors around the world — the first in Colorado being Dr. Dan Sollee and his wife Esther. Boulder-based Cholaca was founded in 2012 by Ira Leibtag to create and sell what he calls “the most incredible chocolate beverage on earth.”
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The crisis in US-Israel relations

It is time for cooler heads. Tighter tongues. Longer-range perspectives. After Simeon and Levi smote the residents of Schechem, who raped their sister Dinah, father Jacob comments: “You have made me stink among the inhabitants of the land . . . I am few in number and should they band together and attack me, I will be annihilated . . . ” (Genesis 34:30). You have made me stink. This came to mind in the aftermath of the bald comments by Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, minus any co...
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Cathy Grimm

Cathy Grimm Cathy Grimm, a visionary leader in the Denver community who devoted herself to the wellness of seniors, passed away on March 18, 2015, after a sudden illness. She was 65. “Cathy was deeply committed to improving the quality of life for the thousands of elderly people we serve,” said Yana Vishnitsky, president and CEO of JFS. “She treated older adults with unconditional love and compassion, which is exactly the way she wanted to be treated.
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Maccabeats don lederhosen for Passover

Julie Wiener The Orthodox Jewish male a cappella members sing “Dayenu” while dressed in Bavarian beer hall garb. ... [Link]

Swastikas found in dorm at Northeastern U.

Marcy Oster The Boston school’s president in an email to students and staff condemned what he called a “hateful act.” ... [Link]

Soren Kam, among most wanted Nazi criminals, dies at 93

Gabe Friedman Denmark’s highest-ranking Nazi died in Germany, which refused to extradite him on several occasions. ... [Link]

Jewish House Dems call on Obama to cool rhetoric against Netanyahu

Marcy Oster The lawmakers issued the demand at a meeting with deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, who reportedly agreed to send along the message. ... [Link]

Jewish groups blast Virginia State Bar for canceling Jerusalem seminar

Marcy Oster The JCRC of Greater Washington and B’nai B’rith ripped the state agency’s call to change venues for the November trip. ... [Link]

What does the new ‘Daily Show’ host think about Israel?

Gabe Friedman Will Jon Stewart successor Trevor Noah, who is South African, compare Israeli policies to apartheid? ... [Link]

Topol to receive Israel Prize lifetime achievement award

Marcy Oster Former diplomat Esther Herlitz will be recognized similarly, the Education Ministry said, at next month’s ceremonies on Israel’s Independence Day. ... [Link]

Brooklyn Jews attacked with paint

Julie Wiener New York police are investigating whether the two incidents were hate crimes. ... [Link]

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