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JEWISHcolorado continues to raise funds for Nepal

JEWISHcolorado continues to raise funds for Nepal

In the wake of a second earthquake to hit Nepal, JEWISHcolorado announces that its Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund continues to collection donations to to assist rescue and aid operations.

Two and a half weeks after the catastrophic 7.8 earthquake took thousands of lives in Nepal on April 25, the already-traumatized Nepalese people were affected by yet another large scale quake.

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Israel

Yes we can, can, can

Yes we can, can, canTEL AVIV — From the wrong angle, it looks like a bunch of unevenly stacked tuna cans, as if someone in the grocery store did a bad job. Look at it from the other direction, and its shape becomes clear: The cans are, in fact, a sculpture of a giant open hand holding a bag of clementines. That’s the idea behind “Come and See What Cans Can Be,” an exhibit of seven artworks constructed almost entirely from canned food.
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Arrest in Boulder

Arrest in BoulderTHE BOULDER County Sheriff’s office announced last week that it has arrested a suspect in the April 6 mailing of envelopes containing white powder and threatening messages to two Jewish institutions in Boulder. On May 7, Boulder deputies arrested 32-year-old Boulder resident Jeffrey Klinkel and charged him with felony menacing, explosive hoax and interference with a school facility in last month’s incident involving the Boulder JCC and Har HaShem.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 May 2015 06:18 )

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International

Colorado returns to Dachau

Colorado returns to DachauAnd the heavens wept: German chancellor, liberators and survivors gather at Dachau on the 70th anniversary of its liberation. MUNICH — Hundreds gathered on a grey, rainy day to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp in 1945. The overcast weather suited the somber occasion, marking an event that was paradoxically a collective nadir and zenith in human history. Among the speakers were a liberator, three Dachau survivors and Germany’s head of gove...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 May 2015 18:23 )

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Israel

Why Ethiopian Israelis took to the streets

Why Ethiopian Israelis took to the streetsTEL AVIV — A historically disadvantaged black minority is galvanized when one of its members appears to suffer brutality at the hands of police — and the episode is caught on video. Peaceful mass protests devolve into violence. Police crack down in an attempt to control crowds. It’s not Baltimore or Ferguson. It’s Tel Aviv, which was rocked by unrest Sunday, May 3, after a video of a uniformed Ethiopian-Israeli soldier, Damas Pakada, being beaten by Israeli police made the rounds online...
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Israel reportedly strikes Syrian car, killing 5 militants

Julie Wiener The attack near the Israeli border was said to be targeting a terrorist released from an Israeli prison in a 2008 swap with Hezbollah, but it was not known if he was killed. ... [Link]

Vatican opens exhibit on ties between Pope John Paul II and Jews

Marcy Oster At the opening, the chief rabbi of Rome recalled the pope’s historic 1986 visit to the city’s Great Synagogue. ... [Link]

Ukraine fiscal crisis leads to major setback for homegrown Jewish philanthropy

Cnaan Liphshiz The economic crisis, in light of the military conflict against Russian-backed rebels, has diminished a growing donor class and returned the Jewish community to a reliance on Western aid. ... [Link]

Munich upholds ban on Holocaust street memorials

Marcy Oster The City Council ignored a petition signed by 100,000 people calling for a lifting of the prohibition on the memorials known as stumbling blocks. ... [Link]

Jewish egg donations are hot commodity, but are they ‘kosher’?

Andrew Tobin While some Jews seek out Jewish eggs to ensure that their babies are “kosher” with rabbinic authorities, most just want their offspring to be like them, officials at egg banks agreed. ... [Link]

Patriots owner Robert Kraft: NFL suspension of Tom Brady ‘unfathomable’

Marcy Oster After the four-game ban on his quarterback was upheld in the “Deflategate” controversy, the Jewish owner apologized to his team’s fans for not taking the matter to court earlier. ... [Link]

What Huckabee could learn from Bibi about Holocaust analogies

Ben Sales A guide to the do’s and don’ts of invoking the Holocaust to describe Israel’s predicament. ... [Link]

Pollard’s wait not over: Fight to bring him to Israel will outlast his release

Ron Kampeas The convicted spy for Israel in 1995 was granted Israeli citizenship, in part because he hoped to travel to Israel as soon as he was released. But travel restrictions may make that impossible. ... [Link]

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