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Boulderite loses her brother in Har Nof attack

Boulderite loses her brother in Har Nof attack

Jonathan Bein of Boulder was reading the Times of Israel and Jerusalem Post online Monday night when he found out about a massacre at a Har Nof synagogue.

He called his sister-in-law Chaya Levine in Har Nof for news, even though no names had been mentioned.

For a brief, blessed moment, Chaya knew nothing — until she knew too much,

Rabbi Kalman Zev Levine, her husband and father of their nine children, was slaughtered at Har Nof’s Bnei Torah Kehillat Yaakov.

Shelley Bein, Jonathan’s wife, is Kalman Levine’s sister.

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International

Spain: No Palestine outside of peace talks

Spain: No Palestine outside of peace talksMADRID — Spain will recognize a Palestinian state only if it is born out of peace talks with Israel, the country’s ruling party said. The statement this week by Alfonso Alonso, the spokesman of the Popular Party’s faction in the Congress of Deputies, was issued hours ahead of a vote on a nonbinding draft motion favoring immediate recognition that was filed last month by the Socialist Workers’ Party. The same day, two Palestinian terrorists killed four people during morning services at ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 November 2014 13:50 )

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International

Congress deeply skeptical on Iran

Congress deeply skeptical on IranWASHINGTON — With the Nov. 24 deadline for an Iran deal looming, there’s no guarantee that the Obama administration will achieve its long-sought goal of an agreement over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. But there’s at least one outcome that is a virtual certainty: Obama will face a deeply skeptical and assertive Congress. The Republican sweep of midterm elections earlier this month means that any deal will face even more intense scrutiny — and probably resistance — in Congr...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 November 2014 13:51 )

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ADL addresses local security concerns

ADL addresses local security concernsIN THE wake of Tuesday’s slaughter of four rabbis praying in a Jerusalem synagogue, some Denver Jews feared that the unthinkable could strike right here at home. “We’re not issuing special community alerts for synagogues and Jewish organizations at this time,” Scott Levin, director of ADL’s Mountain States region, told the Intermountain Jewish News Tuesday. “Still, this horrible situation should remind people and organizations that they must review their security plans, execute the...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 22 November 2014 22:10 )

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Israel

Five Israelis killed in terror attack on Jerusalem synagogue [UPDATED]

Five Israelis killed in terror attack on Jerusalem synagogue [UPDATED]FIVE ISRAELIS were killed in a terror attack during morning prayers at a Jerusalem synagogue. Two Palestinian assailants entered a synagogue and rabbinical seminary in the Har Nof neighborhood of western Jerusalem and attacked worshippers at the morning prayer service with a gun, axes and knives. At least eight worshippers also were injured, some seriously, in the Tuesday morning attack on the Bnei Torah Kehillat Yaakov synagogue. Three of those killed are dual American and Israeli citizens....

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 November 2014 20:56 )

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JTA News

The kosher Super Bowl halftime show

Gabe Friedman For those looking for a more family-friendly (or a more Jewish) alternative to the usual halftime show, Orthodox radio host Nachum Segal provides a solution. ... [Link]

Hezbollah chief says group is not afraid of war with Israel

Gabe Friedman The leader of Hezbollah said that his group does not want a war with Israel but will take immediate action against any Israeli aggression. ... [Link]

B’nai Brith Canada’s weekly to suspend print edition

Cnaan Liphshiz If it becomes permanent, the 13-week stop in printing of The Jewish Tribune would leave the Canadian Jewish News as the country’s only publication of its kind. ... [Link]

Letter circulating among House Dems urges postponement of Netanyahu speech

Ron Kampeas A letter urging Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, to postpone a planned March 3 speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is circulating among Dem... [Link]

ADL slams lawmaker who asked for pledge from Muslim visitors

Ron Kampeas The Anti-Defamation League condemned as “antithetical to American values” a Texas lawmaker’s comment that Muslim visitors to her office should be requested to pledge allegiance to the United... [Link]

Israeli conductor dies during Switzerland concert

Cnaan Liphshiz Witnesses said Israel Yinon, 59, fell off the stage in Lucerne. ... [Link]

Conservative flagship to finance capital improvement by selling dorms, air rights

Julie Wiener The Jewish Theological Seminary plans to sell two dorms, some of its air rights and potentially part of its library building to finance an ambitious campus redevelopment project. ... [Link]

IDF nabs 2 armed Palestinians on Gaza border

Cnaan Liphshiz The infiltration was thwarted shortly after Islamists killed 27 in four attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. ... [Link]

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