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Local events around kidnapping filled with pain

Local events around kidnapping filled with pain

Four hundred people gathered at two heartfelt events on behalf of the three teens kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists in Israel, June 12. As of press time, they had not been found.

The first event was an extended  recitation of Psalms, beseeching G-d for His grace and help. The second event was a vigil, expressing pain and unity in song and speech.

The recitation of Psalms was held at EDOS, Sunday evening, June 22. Rabbi Tzvi Steinberg of Zera Abraham led the responsive recitation.

The event was sponsored by Aish Denver, Bais Menachem, DAT Minyan, DAT school, Denver Communit Kollel, EDOS, Hillel Academy Kehilath Bais Yisroel, Mercaz Torah Vechesed, The Jewish Experience and Yeshiva Toras Chaim.

Last Updated ( Friday, 27 June 2014 04:37 )

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National

Three Jewish men run for Massachusetts governor

BOSTON — Steve Grossman, the former chair of AIPAC, will be one of two Jewish candidates for Massachusetts governor on the Democratic primary ballot. Grossman, the state’s treasurer and one-time head of the Democratic National Committee, and Dr. Don Berwick, a one-time pediatrician and former Medicare chief, qualified in voting by party delegates at the state’s Democratic convention held Saturday. A third Jewish candidate, Evan Falchuk, son of former Hadassah national president Nancy Fal...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 June 2014 12:55 )

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Israel

Global community condemns kidnapping crime

Global community condemns kidnapping crimeTEL AVIV — Since the three teenagers were abducted last week, Israel’s goals have been simple: Find them and punish their kidnappers. Realizing those goals, though, is far from a simple task. The international community has condemned the kidnappings, and Israel has spread its forces across the West Bank to search for the teens. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to stop at nothing to find Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach. But the effort is taking place amid a...

Last Updated ( Friday, 20 June 2014 02:31 )

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National

Eric Cantor rose high, fell hard

Eric Cantor rose high, fell hardWASHINGTON — Eric Cantor’s defeat in one constituency, Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, triggered mourning among another: Republican Jews. Since 2009, Rep. Cantor (R-Va.) has been the only Jewish Republican in Congress. After the 2010 GOP takeover of the House, he became the majority leader. He is the highest-ranking Jewish lawmaker in congressional history. But the meteoric rise of Cantor, 51, came to a screeching halt on Tuesday, June 10, when he was trounced in a major Republica...
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National

Liberal Carolina Jews speak up

Liberal Carolina Jews speak upRALEIGH — It was a hot Monday afternoon, but Judy Katzin was standing on the grassy mall outside the North Carolina State Capitol beside the Carolina Jews for Justice banner, as she has many times. Katzin was among hundreds of activists of diverse backgrounds who had come to participate in the week’s Moral Monday protest. This time, however, she had brought a pair of new voices — her grandsons, Carson and Noah Merenbloom. “Most of North Carolina is so conservative,” said Noah, 15. ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 June 2014 11:27 )

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