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With AIPAC, Rabbi Black briefed on Iran, pluralism

With AIPAC, Rabbi Black briefed on Iran, pluralism

Temple Emanuel’s Rabbi Joe Black returned from Israel late last week, after a “whirlwind” mission to the Jewish state sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The seven-day mission was designed for American “progressive” rabbis, a total of 19 of whom, split evenly between the Reform and Conservative movements, made the ... Read more...

From the fat to the fanatic

The world seems to run in extremes. On the one hand are those who never exercise. Doctor’s admonitions — and the examples of people who’ve throw...
White House lauds Rabbi Soloway for green activism

White House lauds Rabbi Soloway for green activism

THE WHITE House honored 12 people of faith, each one as a “Champion of Change,” for their achievements in protecting the environment and communiti...

Letter to Sen. Bennet, Reps. DeGette, Perlmutter, Polis, Tipton

At press time, Sen. Bennet, and Reps. DeGette, Polis, Tipton and Perlmutter, are undecided on the Iran deal. Here is why they should vote no. I. T...
Pollard quid pro quo?

Pollard quid pro quo?

TEL AVIV — When the US frees convicted spy Jonathan Pollard in November, many in Israel will celebrate the moment for which they have fought and hop...
Ten years since Gaza withdrawal

Ten years since Gaza withdrawal

For the 9,000 Gush Katif residents uprooted from their homes during Israel’s unilateral 2005 disengagement from the southwestern edge of Gaza, memor...
 

CNN poll: Americans oppose deal

WASHINGTON — A slight majority of Americans want Congress to reject the Iran nuclear deal, a CNN poll found. The poll published Tuesday, July 28, showed that 52% of respondents wanted Congress to reject the deal and 44% wanted it approved. The phone poll of 1,017 adults, conducted by ORC International between July 22 and 25, has a margin of error of three percentage points. Congress has until mid-September to decide whether or not to approve the sanctions relief for nuclear restrictions dea...
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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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Historical fiction: 'What if?' and 'faction'

Historical fiction: 'What if?' and 'faction' They say truth is stranger than fiction, and maybe that’s why the genre of historical fiction has always been captivating. It’s time travel mixed with fantasy, allowing the reader to experience a time period or major event in a personal way. Two books published this fall use the art of historical fiction to explore two major events of the 20th century. The Intermountain Jewish News reviews The Ambassador by Yehuda Avner and The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor, the first a counterfactual, as...
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Quiet, shady, peaceful...taking care of Mt. Nebo

Quiet, shady, peaceful...taking care of Mt. Nebo OF ALL the places people take for granted, please consider the humble cemetery. When a funeral is set to take place, or a visit is scheduled to the grave of a loved one, the setting is bucolic. Neatly trimmed trees shade the verdant grass below. Litter and debris have been fastidiously removed. The ambience is quiet, shady and peaceful, perfect for those who need to grieve, or contemplate, or pray.
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Letter to Sen. Bennet, Reps. DeGette, Perlmutter, Polis, Tipton

At press time, Sen. Bennet, and Reps. DeGette, Polis, Tipton and Perlmutter, are undecided on the Iran deal. Here is why they should vote no. I. There is a perverse advantage to witnessing atrocities up front, in person. Even the best of the witnesses will say, “then my knees went weak and I went away.”
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Philip Mobell

Philip Mobell Philip Mobell, a Denver resident who also resided in Scottsdale, Ariz., passed away July 24, 2015, in Scottsdale. He was 90. Rabbis Bruce Dollin and Joe Black officiated at the July 27 service at the HEA. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Phil was a devoted husband to Arlene for 67 years,” his loved ones said. “And he was fiercely devoted to his family. “His positive attitude and desire to live enabled him to battle numerous health challenges. He is an example to all of us to ne...
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Three top House Dems oppose Iran nuclear deal

Ron Kampeas But Barbara Boxer adds her name to those who back the deal. ... [Link]

Kahane’s grandson, 3 other suspected Jewish terrorists to stay in administrative detention

Julie Wiener Meir Ettinger will be held without charge for at least six days in a practice used almost exclusively for Palestinian terror suspects. ... [Link]

Israeli couple’s big day saved by crowdsourced wedding crashers

Marcy Oster With the wedding venue tragically empty, a friend posted a public invitation on Facebook and attracted some 2,000 guests. ... [Link]

Shabbat meal at European Maccabi Games sets Guinness record

Marcy Oster Some 2,322 Jewish men and women who gathered in Berlin broke the world mark set last year for largest Shabbat meal. ... [Link]

Netanyahu urges U.S. Jews to oppose Iran deal

Uriel Heilman The agreement reached by Iran and six nations will pave the path to Iranian nuclear weapons whether or not Iran keeps up its end of the deal, the Israeli leader said in a webcast aimed at American Jew... [Link]

Polish tribunal to take up restitution law on Warsaw property

Marcy Oster The World Jewish Restitution Organization welcomed the Polish president’s decision to refer the law, which sets a six-month deadline for a hearing, to the tribunal. ... [Link]

Air France ‘deeply regrets’ map snafu omitting Israel

Cnaan Liphshiz West Bank, Gaza and several Arab cities appeared on the firm’s flight path display, which omitted Israel. ... [Link]

U.S. energy secretary: ‘If I were Israeli, I would support the Iran deal’

Marcy Oster The comment by Ernest Moniz sparked a response from his Israeli counterpart, Yuval Steinitz: “If I were American, I would oppose the agreement.” ... [Link]

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