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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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International

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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AMIT to launch matriculation program in Israel with $6 million endowment

Marcy Oster The grant from the estate of the late board member Ellen Koplow is the largest single gift in the religious Zionist group’s 90-year history, AMIT said. ... [Link]

Sweden recognizes Palestine, following up on new prime minister’s vow

Marcy Oster Its foreign minister said the country’s traditionally close ties with Israel “are now complemented by an equal relationship to the other party.” ... [Link]

Museum turns Nazi-looted painting to wall to raise money for restitution

Marcy Oster The Wiesbaden Museum has hung the 19th century painting backwards, in a bid to raise public awareness and also the $118,000 it needs to buy the painting from its rightful heirs, ... [Link]

Israel Police kill suspected gunman in shooting of Temple Mount activist

Marcy Oster The suspect, identified as an operative for the Islamic Jihad terror group, was killed at his eastern Jerusalem home in a shootout. ... [Link]

Israel closes Temple Mount to Muslims, Jews after attempted assassination

Marcy Oster Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called the closure of the holy site hours after Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick was shot in Jerusalem a “declaration of war.” ... [Link]

Israeli, U.S. national security advisers meeting amid tensions

Ron Kampeas The announcement of the meeting came as tension continued to simmer over an anonymous Obama administration’s official personal attack on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ... [Link]

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai giving $50K to Gaza school reconstruction

Anthony Weiss The Pakistani teen will donate money from winning the World Children’s Prize to a U.N. agency’s effort to repair schools damaged by this summer’s fighting in Gaza. ... [Link]

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