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Boulderite loses her brother in Har Nof attack

Boulderite loses her brother in Har Nof attack

Jonathan Bein of Boulder was reading the Times of Israel and Jerusalem Post online Monday night when he found out about a massacre at a Har Nof synagogue.

He called his sister-in-law Chaya Levine in Har Nof for news, even though no names had been mentioned.

For a brief, blessed moment, Chaya knew nothing — until she knew too much,

Rabbi Kalman Zev Levine, her husband and father of their nine children, was slaughtered at Har Nof’s Bnei Torah Kehillat Yaakov.

Shelley Bein, Jonathan’s wife, is Kalman Levine’s sister.

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International

Spain: No Palestine outside of peace talks

Spain: No Palestine outside of peace talksMADRID — Spain will recognize a Palestinian state only if it is born out of peace talks with Israel, the country’s ruling party said. The statement this week by Alfonso Alonso, the spokesman of the Popular Party’s faction in the Congress of Deputies, was issued hours ahead of a vote on a nonbinding draft motion favoring immediate recognition that was filed last month by the Socialist Workers’ Party. The same day, two Palestinian terrorists killed four people during morning services at ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 November 2014 13:50 )

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International

Congress deeply skeptical on Iran

Congress deeply skeptical on IranWASHINGTON — With the Nov. 24 deadline for an Iran deal looming, there’s no guarantee that the Obama administration will achieve its long-sought goal of an agreement over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. But there’s at least one outcome that is a virtual certainty: Obama will face a deeply skeptical and assertive Congress. The Republican sweep of midterm elections earlier this month means that any deal will face even more intense scrutiny — and probably resistance — in Congr...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 November 2014 13:51 )

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ADL addresses local security concerns

ADL addresses local security concernsIN THE wake of Tuesday’s slaughter of four rabbis praying in a Jerusalem synagogue, some Denver Jews feared that the unthinkable could strike right here at home. “We’re not issuing special community alerts for synagogues and Jewish organizations at this time,” Scott Levin, director of ADL’s Mountain States region, told the Intermountain Jewish News Tuesday. “Still, this horrible situation should remind people and organizations that they must review their security plans, execute the...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 22 November 2014 22:10 )

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Israel

Five Israelis killed in terror attack on Jerusalem synagogue [UPDATED]

Five Israelis killed in terror attack on Jerusalem synagogue [UPDATED]FIVE ISRAELIS were killed in a terror attack during morning prayers at a Jerusalem synagogue. Two Palestinian assailants entered a synagogue and rabbinical seminary in the Har Nof neighborhood of western Jerusalem and attacked worshippers at the morning prayer service with a gun, axes and knives. At least eight worshippers also were injured, some seriously, in the Tuesday morning attack on the Bnei Torah Kehillat Yaakov synagogue. Three of those killed are dual American and Israeli citizens....

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 November 2014 20:56 )

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Canadian-Israeli Jewish woman joins Kurdish forces against ISIS

Marcy Oster Speaking from Iraq, Gillian Rosenberg told Israel Radio that she was training with the Kurdish YPG with plans to fight in Syria. ... [Link]

Temple Mount activist leaves hospital nearly month after shooting

Marcy Oster Yehuda Glick, the Temple Mount activist shot in a failed assassination attempt, thanked those who helped to save his life and recited a blessing thanking God. ... [Link]

Canadian-Israeli victim of Jerusalem synagogue attack remains in coma

Marcy Oster Howie Rothman, 53, the father of 10 children, was hit in the head and arm with a meat cleaver by one of the terrorists. ... [Link]

Iran nuclear talks extended until June 30

Ron Kampeas Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the delay, saying it provided more time to prevent what he called a “very bad and dangerous agreement.” ... [Link]

Ukrainian Jewish fighter touted as ‘hero, symbol of resistance’ to Russia

Cnaan Liphshiz His resemblance to Fidel Castro notwithstanding, Asher Joseph Cherkassky is becoming an unlikely pinup for Ukrainians fighting the Kremlin. ... [Link]

Making Israel’s Jewish status the law: Why it matters

Ben Sales What’s the big deal about calling the Jewish state “Jewish”? Here’s what you need to know about Israel’s nation-state bill, its prospects and implications. ... [Link]

Grandson of Rudolf Hess speaks at Budapest Holocaust commemoration

Marcy Oster His descendant Rudolf Hess, the Auschwitz commander, was responsible for the extermination of roughly 400,000 Hungarian Jews at the death camp in June 1944. ... [Link]

Palestinians delaying U.N. resolution seeking Israel’s West Bank withdrawal

Marcy Oster A resolution to the Security Council calling for a deadline will wait until after nuclear negotiations with Iran are completed, the Palestinians’ foreign minister said. ... [Link]

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