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Community solidarity gathering

Community solidarity gathering

A community solidarity gathering will be held Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Robert E. Loup JCC Elaine Wolf Theater.

The gathering is being held a show of support for and solidarity with the Kansas City Jewish community following the tragic shootings at the Jewish Community Campus there earlier this week.

There will also be a security briefing presented by the Denver JCC.

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 April 2014 01:31 )

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Beth Evergreen marks 40 years

Beth Evergreen marks 40 years PASSOVER 5774 EDITIONSECTION A PAGE 10 IT is among the most apt and poetic of synagogue names. Beth Evergreen conjures images of the pleasant foothills village southwest of Denver, and of the beautiful trees — pines, spruces, firs and many others — which surround it in lush abundance. The word “evergreen” can also mean, according to one dictionary, “remaining fresh,” like those trees which never lose their leaves or needles, regardless of weather or season. And Beth Evergreen, ...

Last Updated ( Friday, 11 April 2014 02:54 )

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Israel

Kerry: Talks not ‘dead,’ but . . .

Kerry: Talks not ‘dead,’ but . . .WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is sticking with the Israeli-Palestinian peace process for now despite a crisis that has threatened to scuttle talks. That’s the message US officials were peddling as a top State Dept. team was in the region turning over the engine attempting to restart the talks. “The bitter irony is that at this point the fight is over process, it’s not over the final status agreement,” US Secretary of State John Kerry said in testimony Tuesday, April 8, before...
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International

Crimean Karaites say they’re Jews, but told the tsars and Nazis otherwise

Crimean Karaites say they’re Jews, but told the tsars and Nazis otherwiseKIEV — Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the strategically critical peninsula that dangles from Ukraine into the Black Sea, has drawn international condemnation. But for the leader of the All-Ukrainian Organization of Crimean Karaites — a group with an unusual heritage — joining Russia is a welcome development. “In Crimea, the majority of Karaites support annexation to Russia, and voted for it,” Vladimir Ormeli, the group’s head, told JTA. “Culture and people connect us with Russi...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 April 2014 13:14 )

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Israel

Olmert headed to jail

Olmert headed to jailTEL AVIV — Now we know one thing for sure: Ehud Olmert will never again be prime minister of Israel. Olmert, who led Israel’s government from 2006 to 2009, was convicted Monday morning of taking bribes in the Holyland affair, a scandal involving the illegal construction of high-rise apartments in Jerusalem when Olmert was the city’s mayor more than a decade ago. Olmert was convicted of receiving about $150,000 in bribes through his brother, Yossi.
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B’Tselem OK again as Israel national service stop

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Polish Jewish group planning cemetery memorial

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Three Israeli soldiers who fought in Gaza committed suicide

Marcy Oster Three Israeli soldiers who fought in Israel’s Gaza operation have committed suicide in recent weeks. ... [Link]

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