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Hate mail in Boulder

Hate mail in Boulder

ENVELOPES CONTAINING white powder — one of them accompanied by a note saying “your (sic) have enemies” — forced the closure of two Boulder Jewish institutions this week.

The Boulder JCC and Congregation Har Hashem received the envelopes on Monday, April 6, and both institutions immediately evacuated and closed their buildings and contacted emergency responders.


Rabbi: Let guns be made differently

Rabbi: Let guns be made differently PASSOVER EDITION 5775SECTION A PAGE 8 RABBI JOEL Mosbacher’s father was shot to death during a petty burglary at his Chicago business in 1999 — and that act will repeat itself in one form or another 36,000 times in 2015. It might happen at school, in a crowded movie theater, as coworkers eat their lunch or when an abusive husband fatally shoots his wife. While Colorado has witnessed all of the above, it’s only a matter of time before the cycle of gun violence recurs here and elsewhere...

ZAKA aids Germanwings rescue

ZAKA aids Germanwings rescueA delegation of eight ZAKA international rescue unit volunteers flew in the early hours of Monday morning to assist in the search and recovery mission at the site of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps. ZAKA volunteers will offer their extensive experience and expertise in international search and recovery missions to the local search teams. The team was led by ZAKA international rescue unit head, Mati Goldstein, and ZAKA international rescue unit chief of operations, Chaim Weingart...

If there's a deal, it's still not a deal

NEW YORK — As of April 2, it is being reported that the six powers have reached an agreement in Lausanne, Switzerland, where talks on Iran’s nuclear program have been taking place. Even if an agreement is reached, however, it’s just a way station toward a comprehensive deal that is due by June 30. If a deal is reached, who needs to approve it? If the six world powers — the US, Britain, Russia, China, France and Germany — negotiating with Iran manage to reach a final deal, Iran’s Ay...

Denver fireman talks about fire safety

Denver fireman talks about fire safety THE RAGING fire that killed seven children ages five to 16 in a heavily Orthodox Jewish section of Brooklyn last Shabbat has rendered even the greatest rabbis too silent for words. According to news reports, the fire broke out shortly after midnight on Saturday, March 21, in a single-family home in Midwood. Investigators believe the blaze may have been caused by a malfunctioning hot plate left on for the Jewish Sabbath. During Shabbat, Orthodox Jews refrain from turning electrical devices o...
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Shabbat Times

JTA News

Report: Settler preparing to turn West Bank church into new outpost

Cnaan Liphshiz Area between Hebron and Jerusalem has few Jewish settlments and could help settlers consolidate hold on southern Etzion Boc. ... [Link]

Rabbinical bias against Ethiopians to be punished, religions minister says

Cnaan Liphshiz Threat follows reports of delays in registering marriages by community members near Tel Aviv. ... [Link]

Polish regulation to give pensions to 20,000 Holocaust survivors

Cnaan Liphshiz Implemented last month, new rules dispense with requirement that applicants own Polish bank account to receive $130 monthly. ... [Link]

At debate, Polish president defends apologies for country’s Holocaust complicity

Cnaan Liphshiz Incumbent’s rightist rival hits back, calls admission attack on Poland’s good name ... [Link]

British queen to honor Israeli founder of scientific cooperation body

Cnaan Liphshiz Elizabeth II to present honorary title to Rivka Carmi, president of Ben Gurion University. ... [Link]

The Holocaust film that is upending the genre – and other Jewish notes from Cannes

Gabe Friedman The film “Son of Saul” by a rookie Hungarian director has become the most widely talked about film from the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. But it isn’t the festival’s only signific... [Link]

Swiss court orders Israel to pay Iran $1.1 billion

Uriel Heilman At issue is a shah-era oil debt that harkens back to a 1968 agreement in which Iran shipped oil through Israeli ports and sold crude oil to Israel. ... [Link]

Joe Lieberman: Next U.S. president will bring warmer relations with Israel

Ben Sales The four-term senator in an interview with JTA expressed concern over support for Israel in the Democratic Party, but said 2016 is an opportunity for a shift. ... [Link]

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