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Even in concealment

AN ANGEL walked among us. Now he is no more. Malachi — My Angel — Rosenfeld, riding in a car with his buddies Monday night, on the way home from a basketball meet, was shot at by a Palestinian terrorist.

All four guys were shot; one of the wounds, Malachi’s, was critical. “Matsav anush,” the news said. When you hear these words, you know it means the person is already oscillating between this world and the next. Malachi succumbed to his wounds, and an angel who walked amongst us was cruelly ripped from this world.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 July 2015 13:36 )

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View From Denver

Daniel in the Lion’s Den

Pat Craig is very understated, very unpretentious. The exact opposite of his passion: lions, tigers, bears, wolves. Craig is the perfect example of Mark Twain’s advice never to let your schooling interfere with your education. Craig has educated himself, all right. Not only about the animals.
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View From Denver

Marijuana today, dementia tomorrow

I AM reading the magazine, Vail Health (2015/2016 annual), specifically an article by Kimberly Nicoletti, “The Aging Brain.” She interviews Vail psychologist Henry Goetze, PhD., who lists a number of causes of dementia and a number of ways to prevent or inhibit it. He suggests refraining from alcohol, tobacco and marijuana, especially when young. “Young men and women should refrain from both alcohol and marijuana abuse. Both of these substances negatively effect the developing brain and ...
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View from Central Park

UN foments the next conflict

Even in memory, in my mind, the tension is still palpable. Last summer I had planned a trip to Vail. As it turned out, the dates coincided with the rising tensions in Israel, with rockets raining down on Southern Israel, seemingly increasing by the hour. By the time I was driving up, the painful question on all of our minds was: Will Israel be forced to undertake a ground invasion? Would Hamas accept the ceasefire proposal on the table, or would Israel need to take action to defend herself? Thi...
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Conservative Lens

America, not Dylann Roof, should be forgiven

In an expression of extraordinary magnanimity, relatives of the black church members murdered in Charleston, SC, arose one after the other to tell Dylann Roof, the murderer of their loved ones, that they forgive him. That I do not agree with what they did in no way diminishes my ability to be moved by their gesture. But I do not agree with it.
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When Nicholas Winton, the British rescuer of Jews, was rebuffed by America

Uriel Heilman The story of Nicholas Winton, who saved more than 600 children on the eve of the Holocaust, also lays bare stark contrasts between the British and American responses to the Nazi onslaught. ... [Link]

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Cnaan Liphshiz JTA reporter Cnaan Liphshiz had visited Jewish communities in 40 countries around the world. When he landed in New York, he was in shock. ... [Link]

Op-Ed: How should Orthodox leaders respond to the gay marriage ruling?

Uriel Heilman A son imagines how his father, longtime RCA leader Rabbi Steven Dworken, would have reacted to the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling. ... [Link]

Palestinians march on anniversary of Abu Khdeir lynching

Marcy Oster The Palestinian teenager was kidnapped and burned alive by Jews following the kidnap and murder of three Israeli teens last summer. ... [Link]

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