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Oct 13th


NPR fails the standards of reporting

It turns out that the ‘rigorous reporting’ of the station that regularly touts its superiority is data from a defamatory list on the Internet.

According to its website, NPR defines itself by “great storytelling and rigorous reporting.”

In a recent news program, both of these elements were evident, but the former was not bolstered by the latter. The “great storytelling” was not based on “rigorous reporting,” but upon the kind of drudge that fills the Internet, the kind of research one would hope a station of NPR’s purported quality would not rely on.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 June 2015 13:50 )


Supreme Court: Jewish Jerusalem does not exist

Forget East Jerusalem. Forget a unified Jerusalem. Forget an Arab Jerusalem. The Supreme Court ruled against a Jewish Jerusalem. It is absolutely critical to understand what this week’s Supreme Court decision on Jerusalem and Israel was not about. The court ruled that a baby born to American citizens in an Israeli hospital in Jerusalem may not list Israel as his country of birth on his American passport. This was not about whether Jerusalem is the capital of Israel....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 June 2015 12:23 )


Lesser of two evils: With Israel at the UN

How’s this for a choice that’s not a choice? Ask the UN to delete Israel from a blacklist of states and armed groups that violate children’s rights during conflict — but only if Hamas is deleted, too. Or, blacklist both Israel and Hamas. That’s the “choice” that Israel faced at the UN last week when Secretary General Ban Ki-moon submitted the blacklist to the Security Council.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 June 2015 08:19 )


Winter to summer

It seems we have gone from winter to summer with no spring in between. And if this surprises you, you haven’t been in Colorado very long. If the change in weather didn’t signal summer, some perennial Jewish community events certainly have. Last Sunday, hundreds turned out for JEWISHcolorado’s Walk for Israel at the Loup JCC. We always know summer is coming when the sea of walkers wearing and carrying blue and white meander through the Hilltop neighborhood, declaring their love of Israel....

Land of the free

Headscarves. Yarmulkes. Small items that make a big statement about freedom. On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of religious rights. In 2008, Samantha Elauf, an 18-year-old girl, was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch strictly because she wore a hijab, the traditional Muslim female head covering. Elauf’s hijab, the court ruled, would not cause “undue hardship” on the business.
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