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West Side objects to marijuana business

West Side objects to marijuana business

A PROPOSED recreational marijuana business aiming to open its doors on West Colfax Ave. has triggered stiff opposition from citizens and institutions located near the long-dilapidated — and, some say, slowly rebounding — urban thoroughfare.

Among the locals opposing the granting of a city license to a firm called Cannabis for Health are a police commander, a drug rehabilitation facility, a homeless shelter for women and children, a neighborhood organization and most of the Jewish organizations close to the proposed dispensary.


Muslim solidarity with Jews is Scandinavia called ‘silver lining’

Muslim solidarity with Jews is Scandinavia called ‘silver lining’  OSLO — As a longtime promoter of Jewish-Muslim dialogue in Denmark, Naveed Baig is no stranger to Copenhagen’s Great Synagogue. The imam at the capital’s Danish Islamic Center, Baig, 39, has on numerous occasions sat under the structure’s gold-and-white ceiling meeting with people he calls his “Jewish brethren” to discuss issues of common concern. Last week, Baig was back at the synagogue to express solidarity with the Jewish community following the slaying of a Jewish voluntee...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 February 2015 13:09 )


Bibi’s speech: Who’s attending? Who’s not

Bibi’s speech: Who’s attending? Who’s notAhead of the now controversial speech Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will deliver to a joint session of Congress on March 3, the Intermountain Jewish News asked Colorado’s representatives and senators in Washington, DC if they plan to attend. ATTENDING: Sen. Michael Bennet (D) Sen. Cory Gardner (R): The junior senator also co-sponsored a resolution welcoming Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:56 )


French chief rabbi rejects aliyah call

French chief rabbi rejects aliyah callNEW YORK — France’s chief rabbi, Haim Korsia, rejected Israeli Prime Minister’s Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent call for European Jews to move to Israel. At a Feb. 19 news conference following a speech at Park East Synagogue in New York, Korsia said there had been a Jewish presence in France for 2,000 years and, echoing recent comments by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, said that “France will no longer be France” if there were a mass Jewish exodus.

Vaccination: The medicine, the politics, the day schools

Vaccination: The medicine, the politics, the day schoolsIn 1952, approximately 57,628 cases of polio were reported in the worst recorded polio epidemic in US history. Parents felt helpless. Footage of children confined to iron lung machines dominated the newsreels. When large-scale polio immunizations were administered to children in the fall of 1955, parents willingly permitted their children to line up in their elementary schools for the vaccination. The mass implementation of Jonas Salk’s vaccine has wiped out polio in the US. No one complain...
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