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Account of an innocent girl’s murder serves as plea to end rampant child abuse

Account of an innocent girl’s murder serves as plea to end rampant child abuse

ON Friday afternoon, Sept. 21, 2007, Miriam Gallegos approached a stranger in a parking lot in Denver’s Golden Triangle and asked to use her cell phone.

Miriam, who held a little girl’s coat in her hands, said that someone had just stolen her baby.

It was a lie spoken too late.

Neveah, her three-year-old daughter, was already dead — and she knew it.

Miriam thought up the kidnapping ploy to give her boyfriend and registered sex offender Angel Ray Montoya time to dispose of the body.

Last Updated ( Monday, 16 December 2013 07:42 )


Red Sox comes to Denver

Red Sox comes to DenverWHAT a catch! One might say that while contemplating the professional life of Ryan Lavarnway, who this year left the world of minor league baseball for what he hopes will be his new fulltime career as a catcher for the world champion Boston Red Sox. One might also say that while contemplating the personal life of Ryan, who last month married Jamie Pepper Neistat, a young woman born and bred in the Denver Jewish community, whose career as a culinary blogger and online restaurant critic seems to...

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 December 2013 08:46 )


Speak Hebrew! It’s the Jewish way

Speak Hebrew! It’s the Jewish wayNEW YORK — For the first 3 1/2 weeks of the summer, one group of 5-year-olds at Ramah Day Camp in Nyack, NY, was “very quiet” as the children went about the typical camp activities, according to Amy Skopp Cooper, the camp’s director. But in the fourth week, the talking started — in Israeli-accented Hebrew. By the end of the summer, evaluations revealed that most of the 20 children — all of whom had started out as Hebrew novices — “had gone up multiple levels” in their Hebrew ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 December 2013 13:48 )


Shoretz transforms cancer battle into national resource for Jewish women

Shoretz transforms cancer battle into national resource for Jewish womenNOTHING stops Sharsheret Executive Director Rochelle Shoretz — not exhaustion after speaking to 1,000 women at Choices or a touch of laryngitis or Stage 4 metastatic cancer. Sitting in a restaurant in Cherry Creek, the founder of the largest network of supportive services for Jewish women dealing with breast cancer looks up from her booth. “Hi, I’m Rochelle,” she introduces herself to the Intermountain Jewish News. “I thought it was you. I had a feeling.” Her voice may be compromis...

Last Updated ( Friday, 29 November 2013 07:43 )

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Giant menorah in Holland signifies friendship

Giant menorah in Holland signifies friendshipBERLIKUM, Netherlands — In a windswept parking lot near the North Sea shore, Klaas Zijlstra stands motionless as he admires his latest creation. It’s the first time he is testing the 36-foot menorah he has spent weeks designing and building in the shape of a Star of David in his metal workshop in the northern tip of the Netherlands. Despite strong winds, the menorah holds, thanks in no small part to its six-ton base. This isn’t just any mega-menorah. For one thing, it may be the largest ...

Last Updated ( Friday, 11 April 2014 02:31 )

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Israeli Arab journalist arrested for visiting Lebanon

Cnaan Liphshiz Israel’s Shin Bet security service arrested a journalist and political activist on suspicion that he had meet foreign agents after entering Lebanon illegally. ... [Link]

Scientists: Romanian troops behind 1941 massacre of Jews

Cnaan Liphshiz Forensic scientists from Bucharest concluded that 36 bodies found at a mass grave near Iasi belonged to Jews who were murdered by Romanian troops. ... [Link]

Sister of Toulouse killer held for questioning

Cnaan Liphshiz A French court has extended the remand of Souad Merah, sister of the Islamist who killed four Jews in Toulouse. ... [Link]

Temple Mount closed to Jews, tourists

Cnaan Liphshiz Israeli police are closed the Temple Mount to Jews and tourists following riots. ... [Link]

Chilean Jews mobilize to help earthquake, fire victims

Cnaan Liphshiz The Jewish community of Chile plans to send truckloads of supplies to victims of a huge fire raging in the central port city of Valparaiso. ... [Link]

London Jews worry over new clothes store favored by neo-Nazis

Cnaan Liphshiz A British watchdog on anti-Semitism protested the sale of clothes that are popular with neo-Nazis in a heavily-Jewish neighborhood of London. ... [Link]

Palestinian rioters attack IDF outpost in Hebron

Marcy Oster Dozens of Palestinians attacked an Israel Defense Forces outpost in Hebron. ... [Link]

Flyers call on Ukrainian Jews to register with pro-Russian separatists

Cnaan Liphshiz Pro-Russian separatists from Donetsk in eastern Ukraine denied any involvement in the circulation of flyers calling on Jews to register with separatists and pay special taxes. ... [Link]

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