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Public, or Christian, school in Florence, Colorado?

Public, or Christian, school in Florence, Colorado?

A lawsuit filed by a Jewish teacher formerly employed at Florence High School against the district that administers the school appears headed to court.

The lawsuit filed in April in US District Court by teacher Robert Basevitz alleges a “pattern and practice of. . . endorsement and promotion of religion in a public school setting” — specifically evangelical Christian activity at the school located in Florence, Colo., some 10 miles from Cañon City.


Trump joins the race: 'I'm no apprentice on Israel'

Trump joins the race: 'I'm no apprentice on Israel'IN THE middle of a phone interview with Jewish News Service on June 26, billionaire real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leaves his desk to scan the wall of his office for awards he has received from the Jewish community. Trump reads the text of some relevant plaques before returning to his desk. But before this reporter can move to the next question, Trump eagerly points out that he was the grand marshal of New York City’s annual Salute to Israel Parade (now t...

Local rabbis react to Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling

The Intermountain Jewish News interviewed two local rabbis for their reaction to the Supreme Court ruling on June 26 extending marriage rights to same-sex couples. Rabbi Evette Lutman, spiritual leader of Reconstructionist B’nai Havurah, told the IJN’s Andrea Jacobs that “In my lifetime, I never thought I would see this. I’ve been out and in the trenches since 1975, and I’ve suffered a lot of discrimination.” The Supreme Court’s decision, she said, “is beyond my wildest dreams....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 July 2015 13:55 )


Young Jews from India visit Israel

Young Jews from India visit IsraelOne of the most densely populated cities in the world, Mumbai (formerly Bombay) is home to the majority of India’s Jewish population. Among the 12 million people that make up the city are some 4,000 Jews. While many of India’s Jews have immigrated to Israel, the US, Great Britain and elsewhere, around 5,000 Jews continue to live in the ancient community, which according to some sources dates back to the time of King Solomon.

ADL raps Oren for dissing Obama

ADL raps Oren for dissing ObamaNEW YORK — The Anti-Defamation League criticized Michael Oren, Israel’s former ambassador to the US, for an “insensitive and unjustified” attack on President Barack Obama. Oren should “walk back” views published in an essay posted June 19 on the Foreign Policy website, the ADL said. Oren wrote that Obama’s attitudes toward Islam and American foreign policy in the Middle East are driven by his personal interactions with Muslims, including his exposure to Muslims while growing up....
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