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Milestone for Cantor Zachary Kutner

By rights, the fact that an active rabbi or cantor in the community has reached the age of 90 should be sufficient to call this to the community’s attention. The last time we recall a milestone like this was the 90th birthday of Rabbi Charles E. H. Kauvar, the emeritus spiritual leader of BMH, some four-and-a-half decades ago.

Cantor Zachary Kutner may hold the title “emeritus” at BMH-BJ; we’re not sure and it is entirely irrelevant. By every relevant measure, Cantor Kutner is as active, if not more, than any rabbi or cantor we know.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 December 2015 11:36 )

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Genesis Prize finally hits the right string

It took three tries, but finally, in Itzhak Perlman, there is a worthy winner of the till now dubiously awarded Genesis Prize. The $1 million award purports to recognize Jews who have achieved professional success and “inspires others through their engagement and dedication to the Jewish community and/or the State of Israel.” A worthy mandate, to be sure. Yet, observe the previous winners: Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and actor Michael Douglas — exemplars of Jewish engage...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:52 )

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Blizzard descends, Mayor Hancock sleeps

Last Tuesday, Denver was a winter wonderland. Swirling flakes, pure white drifts, snow covered branches. But enough for sentimentality: Such weather is much enjoyed from the inside of a cozy home — not outside by drivers braving the treacherous roads. The first snowplow spotted by our intrepid staff (no snow day for us!) was around 3 p.m. on 12th Avenue. Capitol Hill was a slip n’ slide, a soup of slush. Where, oh where, Mr. Mayor, were the plows? The odd snowplow was spotted on our comm...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:52 )

Obama and Trump: Opposite extremes on Muslims

Can someone please explain what’s so complicated about the adjacency of two facts? First, virtually all current terrorists are Muslims acting in the name of Islam. Second: The vast majority of Muslims are not terrorists. Or, if you prefer, reverse the order of these two facts and the point is the same.
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Jordon Perlmutter 1931-2015

The community’s diadem has left us They will be telling stories of Jordon Perlmutter for generations to come, and not just because he leaves behind a beautiful and close family of four generations. They will be telling the stories because of the very wide circle of people, from the high and the mighty to the “common man,” whom he touched and treated all the same way. With grace. With quiet dignity. With straightforwardness. With good humor, and consummate professionalism....
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Julie Wiener (JTA) — A 93-year-old former Nazi guard at Auschwitz will go on trial in Germany in April — the third such case to be tried in 2016. A German court announced on Friday that the ex-Waffen SS gu... [Link]

Israel returns bodies of terrorists who killed soldier in Jerusalem

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Etan Patz parents seek reversal of ’04 conviction in murder case

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — The parents of Etan Patz, a Jewish boy who was killed in 1979, are seeking the overturning of a 2004 judgement blaming a pedophile for the boy’s murder — which they claim was per... [Link]

Lithuanian Jewish leader seeks delay on naming alleged Nazi collaborators

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — The leader of Lithuania’s  Jewish community supported a proposal to delay publishing the names of suspected Holocaust perpetrators out of concern for their families’ reputation and ... [Link]

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