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Shana R Goldberg assistant publisher of the IJN

Shana R Goldberg assistant publisher of the IJN

The Intermountain Jewish News announces that Shana R. Goldberg has assumed the position of assistant publisher.

Goldberg has been the IJN’s website editor since 2007, based in Zurich, Switzerland. She relocated to Denver in mid-October with her husband, Andreas Schmid.

She will retain her position as online editor and assume new roles in taking the 101-year-old- weekly into the future.

“I look forward to being able to participate in the rich Jewish life Denver has to offer, which up to now I’ve only been able to read about,” she says. “Of course I look forward to keeping the IJN at the center of it.”

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Guiliani protests 'Death of Klinghoffer'

Guiliani protests 'Death of Klinghoffer'NEW YORK — Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be among several New York politicians who are expected to protest at the premiere of “The Death of Klinghoffer” at the New York Metropolitan Opera House. Among the politicians expected to join the rally are Reps. Eliot Engel and Peter King along with former Govs. George Pataki and David Paterson, the New York Observer reported. There will be a “heavy police presence” at the opening, according to the New York Post, which cited police sources....
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Converts say Freundel went well beyond peeping

Converts say Freundel went well beyond peeping  NEW YORK — When Rabbi Barry Freundel asked Bethany Mandel to take a “really long shower” before a “practice dunk” in the mikveh prior to her formal conversion to Judaism, the whole request seemed a bit odd, she says. For one thing, Freundel instructed her to skip the pre-mikveh checklist, which includes things like  trimming nails and getting rid of excess hair and skin. For another, she had never heard of practice dunking. But Mandel eventually bought the rabbi’s explanation:...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:29 )

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Rose Ready ‘for Ebola'

Rose Ready ‘for Ebola'DENVER’S Rose Medical Center started implementing Ebola protocols before John Eric Duncan presented symptoms of the hemorrhagic disease last month in Dallas. “But like many hospitals across the country, we went into high gear” after the chaos in Dallas, says infectious disease specialist Dr. John Hammer, chair of infection control at RMC. Rose currently has one dedicated Ebola bed in the ICU and the capacity to care for two adult patients inflicted with the deadly virus. Due to nurses...
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AP’s veteran Gaza reporter flees to Malaysia

AP’s veteran Gaza reporter flees to MalaysiaWASHINGTON — Ibrahim Barzak spent his childhood counting the days to weekends, when he would travel with his father to see friends in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Ashdod and Jerusalem. For Barzak’s young sons, by contrast, the names of those cities conjure malevolent exotica. Barzak, 38, has worked for the past 22 years as a journalist in his native Gaza City, most recently as the Gaza correspondent for the Associated Press. The ethos that has guided him throughout his reporting career: a commitment...
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Two Israelis killed in Nepal bus accident

Julie Wiener Two Israelis were killed and at least three wounded in a tourist bus accident Friday in Nepal. ... [Link]

From the Archive: The funeral (and TV movie) of Klinghoffer

Raffi Wineburg Decades before thousands would show up to protest “The Death of Klinghoffer,” over 1,000 came to honor the death of Klinghoffer. ... [Link]

Rabbi Dr. Judith Abrams, pioneering online Talmud teacher, dies at 56

Raffi Wineburg Rabbi Dr. Judith Abrams, founder and director of online Talmud study program MAQOM and author of numerous books, has died. ... [Link]

Nominations open for NBN Bonei Zion Prize for outstanding immigrants

Marcy Oster Nominations have opened for the Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize recognizing outstanding English-speaking immigrants to Israel. ... [Link]

Lawyers for Palestinian-American woman want to bar terrorism from trial

Marcy Oster Lawyers for an American of Palestinian descent accused of concealing her conviction on terrorist bombings in Israel are seeking to bar references to terrorism at her trial. ... [Link]

Israeli envoy: Jordan king blasting Israel to appease his Arab allies

Cnaan Liphshiz Israel’s ambassador to Jordan suggested that King Abdullah’s recent claim that Israel kills Arab children en masse stems from pressure by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Egypt. ... [Link]

Danish health director: No reason to ban circumcision

Cnaan Liphshiz Denmark’s national health authority does not think non-medical circumcision is risky enough to justify a ban on it, the body’s director said. ... [Link]

European rabbis seek laws singling out anti-Semitic hate speech

Cnaan Liphshiz European rabbis called on governments throughout the continent to pass laws targeting hate speech against Jews. ... [Link]

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