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Cherry Creek

I REMEMBER the Cherry Creek Sidewalk Sale from the eighties and nineties. The grid of quaint boutiques and galleries had a charm all their own. The neighborhood would come alive in such a wonderful way. Lots of people would come out of nowhere and the avenues were filled with the hustle and bustle of people jostling for space, all there to find a good bargain.

View from Central Park

Tisha b’Av transformations

THE pinnacle of the pain and sorrow we remember during The Three Weeks is on Tisha b’Av, this coming week on Tuesday. But before we enter that day of grief and mourning we always experience “Shabbat Chazon,” the Shabbat of Vision. This Sabbath’s name pays homage to the Haftorah, the Prophetic reading we chant tomorrow, beginning with the famous words, “Chazon Yeshayahu, the vision of Isaiah      . . . ” Hence the name, a Shabbat of Vision. Isaiah’s vision is one of children w...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 August 2011 12:14 )

Jewish on Earth

The people of sustainable impact

ON July 4 last year, we were huddling around fires to keep warm in Seattle. This year, we’ve had 78 minutes of summer so far (i.e., temperatures over 80 degrees).  Meanwhile, in Washington, DC, where politicians are wasting taxpayer money fighting over a phony ”debt crisis” and trying to eliminate the Clean Air and Water Acts, EPA, and conservation and alternative energy programs, they’re sweltering under record waves of heat and humidity. Is climate change (CC) afoot, or are these we...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 August 2011 02:55 )

View From Denver

"Ebony against ivory": The Children of Willesden Lane

SHE is 14-years old, alone, with neither parents nor grandparents, neither siblings nor cousins. She is in a foreign country, and doesn’t know the language. She has been lucky enough to end up as the servant in a family that treats her well. The furnishings are elegant and the surroundings grand. In fact, she has a certain sense for style and color combinations, and is trusted to select the lady of the house’s daily clothing. She is paid a very small wage, since she is lucky enough to have a...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 July 2011 09:05 )


America the Beautiful

THE route from Arizona to Montana was mapped out, the car packed with a week’s worth of clothes and gear, and the cooler filled with snacks and water bottles. As we buckled up for the first leg of our trip, I felt the kind of excitement I had known in college, a footloose freedom that promised abandonment from the demands of work, schedules and answering machines. And for the next week, I loved the idea that we would have no real “forwarding address” other than the national parks we plann...
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Shabbat Times

JTA News

Netanyahu, Liberman partially endorse Arab peace initiative

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared his acceptance of some elements of the so-called Arab Peace initiative as a basis for talks on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian confli... [Link]

Israeli soldier, 19, wounded in Tel Aviv attack seen as terrorism

mbrodsky (JTA) — An Israeli soldier was lightly wounded Monday in a Tel Aviv stabbing — reportedly with a screwdriver — in what police are investigating as a terrorist attack. The alleged ass... [Link]

Vandalism at 3 New England synagogues aims to intimidate community, ADL regional leader says

mbrodsky BOSTON (JTA) — Recent vandalism targeting three New England synagogues is aimed at intimidating the Jewish community, the director of the New England office of the Anti-Defamation League said. R... [Link]

75th anniversary of Baghdad pogrom to be commemorated in 4 cities

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — The author of a work on the Nazi-era massacre in Baghdad believed to have precipitated the Jewish exodus from Iraq is commemorating its 75th anniversary with candle lightings ... [Link]

Historic Jewish wedding in Turkey triggers hate speech online

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — A historic wedding in Turkey triggered a deluge of anti-Semitic speech online, a leader of the country’s Jewish community said. Ishak Ibrahimzadeh, president of the Jewish Community... [Link]

Ohio Israeli eatery to close following February machete attack

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — An Israeli restaurant owner from Ohio whose eatery was targeted by a knife-wielding assailant said the incident has caused him losses requiring him to declare bankruptcy. Hany Baransi, t... [Link]

Holocaust monuments vandalized in Poland, Italy

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Newly erected Holocaust monuments in Poland and Italy were vandalized. In Poland, a monument in Raigrod, 130 miles northeast of Warsaw, was hit last week for the second time since its un... [Link]

Bernie Sanders: Israel has a right to US protection

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Israel has a right to be protected by the United States. Sanders, who has spoken out in favor of Palestinian interests as well as I... [Link]

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