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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 on or off for 25 hours.

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Tragic fire in Brooklyn takes the lives of seven siblings

Tragic fire in Brooklyn takes the lives of seven siblingsNEW YORK — Even in a city accustomed to deadly fires, this one stood out for the sheer scale of the tragedy: seven children, ranging in age from five to 16, killed in the middle of the night after awakening from their Sabbath slumber to smoke and flames. It was New York’s deadliest blaze since 2007, and there were only two survivors: mother Gayle Sassoon, 45, and daughter Tziporah, 15, who jumped from second-story windows to escape the flames sparked by a malfunctioning Shabbat hot plate in...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:41 )

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Jewish liberals criticize Bibi

Jewish liberals criticize BibiWASHINGTON — With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing escalating criticism and pressure from the White House, he could use some help from Israel’s erstwhile allies in the American Jewish community — especially those with sway in liberal and Democratic circles. But several leading Jewish liberal critics of Netanyahu are working to rally American Jewish opinion against him by stepping up their condemnations of the prime minister and calling on the US to ratchet up the pressure on Israe...
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No pot on West Colfax

Opponents of a business that sought to open a recreational marijuana business on West Colfax Ave. scored a victory last week, when the application for the prospective business was rejected by the city. On March 12, Stacie Loucks, director of excise and licenses for the City and County of Denver, rejected the application submitted earlier this year by Cannabis for Health, a corporation that hoped to open a retail marijuana storefront at 4801 West Colfax, the former site of the well-known Pig ‘...
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Five takeaways from Israel’s election

Five takeaways from Israel’s electionNEW YORK — In the US, the magic number on Election Day is 270, the number of Electoral College votes needed to win the presidency. In Israel, it’s 61, the number of seats needed to capture a majority in the 120-seat Knesset — and with it, the premiership. With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party at 30 seats, far ahead of Isaac Herzog’s Zionist Union (24 seats), the question now is who will join Netanyahu in the coalition? There are a few things to consider as the next Isra...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:47 )

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Amid fighting in Syria, Holocaust survivor’s grandson plans aliyah

Cnaan Liphshiz Timothy Jacobs-Woodworth, 37, scrolls the Breslov Hasidic slogan on buildings that he helps Kurds reclaim from ISIS fighters. ... [Link]

Israel’s football team wins first international game

Marcy Oster The Israelis defeated Spain, 28-20, in Madrid in a bid to qualify for the International Federation of American Football’s B-Group International Tournament in 2016. ... [Link]

Massive gas field discovered in Mediterranean off Egypt’s coast

Marcy Oster The field is significantly larger than Israel’s offshore Leviathan field, which had been considered the largest gas field in the Mediterranean. ... [Link]

Facing declining numbers and a bad economy, Italian Jews stay upbeat

Ben Sales High unemployment, a 50 percent intermarriage rate and growing numbers leaving for Israel would seem like worrisome developments, but the leaders of Italian Jewry are confident in the future. ... [Link]

Bernie Sanders closing gap on Hillary Clinton in Iowa, poll shows

Marcy Oster Clinton, who reportedly has lost a third of her Iowa supporters since May, led 37-30 percent over the Jewish Vermont senator in the survey of likely caucusgoers. ... [Link]

U.S. national industrial union endorses BDS of Israel

Marcy Oster The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers union accused Israel of ethnic cleansing and said it was the first U.S. national union to endorse the boycott movement. ... [Link]

Wasserman Schultz reportedly nixed Dems’ vote on backing Iran deal, praising Obama

Marcy Oster The Jewish chair of the Democratic National Committee has not taken a position on the agreement and her Florida district is heavily Jewish. ... [Link]

Iran hasn’t eased stance on Israel, key adviser to supreme leader says

Marcy Oster The comments were in response to Britain’s foreign secretary saying that Tehran had displayed a more nuanced approach on Israel than its predecessor. ... [Link]

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