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Six permanent lights at DU Holocaust memorial

Six permanent lights at DU Holocaust memorial

FOR THE last few years, the Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site has been one of the most striking architectural and commemorative features on the already impressive campus of the University of Denver.

Replete with potent symbolism — a stone bench in the form of the Hebrew letter chai, sandstone paving that calls to mind the eternal flame, metal lattices that recall the shattered glass of Kristallnacht — the memorial exists not only to beckon the memory of the Holocaust but to serve as the location for campus and community gatherings dedicated to social action.


Dinger at IJN Chanukah contest ceremony, Dec. 10

Dinger at IJN Chanukah contest ceremony, Dec. 10The Intermountain Jewish News is proud of its community partners, Children’s Hospital and the Colorado Rockies, in making the IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest a memorable experience. For the eighth year, Children’s Hospital Colorado will be the venue for the display of the contest’s winning entries. Thousands of people pass through the hospital’s colorful lobby daily, and many stop to enjoy the children’s artistic interpretations of Chanukah.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 November 2015 16:09 )


RCA reaffirms rejection of female clergy

RCA reaffirms rejection of female clergyNEW YORK — When America’s main modern Orthodox rabbinical association voted last week to ban the hiring of female clergywomen by its members, the question wasn’t whether to endorse women rabbis. It was whether to widen the group’s well-established rejection of female clergy or keep quiet and focus on finding common ground with modern Orthodox Judaism’s progressive wing.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 November 2015 16:10 )


Arabs and Jews have radically different visions of rights to residence in eastern Jerusalem

Arabs and Jews have radically different visions of rights to residence in eastern JerusalemJERUSALEM — To get to the Jewish compound in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, residents arrange in advance for an armored van to pick them up at a spot adjacent to the walls of the Old City. With a metal grate over its windshield and an armed guard sitting beside an armed driver, the van rumbles for seven minutes along steep, bumpy roads lined with Arabic graffiti. It stops next to a police van, across from a six-story building towering over the street. An Israeli flag hangs from...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 November 2015 16:10 )


Honoring Rabin, Clinton talks peace

Honoring Rabin, Clinton talks peaceTEL AVIV — Some 100,000 people joined together in central Tel Aviv on Oct. 31 to pay tribute to slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, but they were divided over what exactly they were rallying for. The demonstration, which marked the 20th anniversary of Rabin’s assassination by a Jewish extremist incensed by his government’s efforts to reach a peace accord with the Palestinians, was called “Remembering the murder, fighting for democracy” — a nod to the slaying’s universal lesson of ...
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Israeli flag burned at Kiev Holocaust memorial on Yom Hashoah

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A group of young people burned an Israeli flag outside a Ukraine Holocaust memorial in Kiev on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Thursday. The flag burning near the Babi Yar ravine,... [Link]

Israeli police to investigate guards who killed Palestinian siblings in alleged stabbing attempt

Julie Wiener (JTA) — The Israel Police plan to investigate whether civilian security guards acted unlawfully when they shot dead a Palestinian brother and sister who allegedly were attempting to carry out a stab... [Link]

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Spanish village that changed name from Kill Jews’ Town hit with anti-Semitic graffiti

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Kids show love for their Holocaust-survivor great-grandparents

Andrew Tobin In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, JTA’s sister site Kveller asked readers to submit photographs of their children with great-grandparents who survived the Holocaust. Here are the adorable r... [Link]

Bank settles $40M lawsuit over compulsory Hitler parody video

Julie Wiener NEW YORK (JTA) — BNP Paribas bank has settled a $40 million lawsuit with a Jewish former employee who claims he was penalized for complaining about a mandatory viewing of a training film that featur... [Link]

In new film, Yitzhak Rabin narrates his autobiography

Andrew Tobin “Rabin in his Own Words,” which opens in Friday in New York, Los Angeles and South Florida, is more than a tribute to the two-time Israeli prime minister tragically gunned down in 1995. The apt... [Link]

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