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Hate mail in Boulder

Hate mail in Boulder

ENVELOPES CONTAINING white powder — one of them accompanied by a note saying “your (sic) have enemies” — forced the closure of two Boulder Jewish institutions this week.

The Boulder JCC and Congregation Har Hashem received the envelopes on Monday, April 6, and both institutions immediately evacuated and closed their buildings and contacted emergency responders.


Rabbi: Let guns be made differently

Rabbi: Let guns be made differently PASSOVER EDITION 5775SECTION A PAGE 8 RABBI JOEL Mosbacher’s father was shot to death during a petty burglary at his Chicago business in 1999 — and that act will repeat itself in one form or another 36,000 times in 2015. It might happen at school, in a crowded movie theater, as coworkers eat their lunch or when an abusive husband fatally shoots his wife. While Colorado has witnessed all of the above, it’s only a matter of time before the cycle of gun violence recurs here and elsewhere...

ZAKA aids Germanwings rescue

ZAKA aids Germanwings rescueA delegation of eight ZAKA international rescue unit volunteers flew in the early hours of Monday morning to assist in the search and recovery mission at the site of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps. ZAKA volunteers will offer their extensive experience and expertise in international search and recovery missions to the local search teams. The team was led by ZAKA international rescue unit head, Mati Goldstein, and ZAKA international rescue unit chief of operations, Chaim Weingart...

If there's a deal, it's still not a deal

NEW YORK — As of April 2, it is being reported that the six powers have reached an agreement in Lausanne, Switzerland, where talks on Iran’s nuclear program have been taking place. Even if an agreement is reached, however, it’s just a way station toward a comprehensive deal that is due by June 30. If a deal is reached, who needs to approve it? If the six world powers — the US, Britain, Russia, China, France and Germany — negotiating with Iran manage to reach a final deal, Iran’s Ay...

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 o...
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JTA News

PA condemns Israel for killing 2 Palestinian attackers

Marcy Oster The Palestinian Authority said the international community must intervene without noting that the Palestinian men were killed in the wake of attacks on Jewish-Israelis. ... [Link]

Israeli officer removed after soldiers destroy journalists’ cameras

Marcy Oster Two photographers for the French news agency AFP were filming a Palestinian demonstration in the West Bank. ... [Link]

Israeli army: Palestinian boy shot himself while playing with gun

Marcy Oster The family had claimed that a Jewish-Israeli driver in the West Bank had stopped his car and shot the 6-year-old in the stomach before fleeing. ... [Link]

Spain grants citizenship to 4,302 descendants of Sephardic Jews

Marcy Oster Applicants are allowed to maintain dual citizenships with other countries. ... [Link]

West Bank Palestinians arrested for attack that killed Israeli couple

Marcy Oster The Israeli army has deployed four additional battalions in the West Bank to continue the search for other suspects. ... [Link]

Bon Jovi at Tel Aviv concert promises return to Israel

Marcy Oster “I’ll come here any time you want,” the American rock star told tens of thousands of fans in an apparent swipe at the BDS movement. ... [Link]

U.S. condemns Jerusalem stabbing attack that killed 2 Israelis

Marcy Oster The United Nations’ special coordinator for the Middle East peace process also condemned what he called the “brutal terror attack.” ... [Link]

Palestinians banned from Jerusalem’s Old City in wake of 2 stabbing attacks

Marcy Oster The wife of one of the men stabbed to death is on life support with injuries suffered in the attack by a Palestinian assailant. ... [Link]

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