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The magic of Maccabi

The magic of Maccabi

OKAY, so it wasn’t the Broncos vs. the Bears at Mile High.

But it was a heckuva fun football game all the same, and you couldn’t hope for better seats.

On a steamy August morning at DU’s snazzy outdoor field, the Denver flag football team took on Chicago-Springfield in a quick (45 minutes at most) but action-filled contest.

It was but one of scores of youthful matches to take place this week in Denver, host of the 2010 JCC Maccabi Games, in which some 1,300 athletes from across the world participated in baseball, basketball, bowling, flag football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field and volleyball competitions.

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 August 2010 13:16 )

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Israel

Violence breaks out on the Lebanese border

Violence breaks out on the Lebanese borderJERUSALEM — An Israeli officer was killed during border clashes between Lebanese and Israeli troops. Lt. Col. Dov Harari, 45, a father of four, was shot Tuesday, Aug. 3, during an exchange of tank and artillery fire on Israel’s northern border. A second Israeli soldier, 30, sustained severe injuries in the same incident, according to the Israel Defense Forces. The IDF returned fire on the Lebanon army and an Israel Air Force helicopter fired on its battalion command center in Al-Taybeh, da...
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With the Maccabi Games, sports take center court in Denver

With the Maccabi Games, sports take center court in Denver THE Maccabi Games coming to Denver’s Loup JCC on Aug. 1 will be the single largest Jewish sporting event ever in Denver. The games will unite Jewish teens from as close as Houston and as far away as Hungary in a six-day sports competition that aims to unite the global Jewish community. The event, which will cost the JCC about $1.4 million, will take place in Denver this year for the first time in its 28-year run. Jewish athletes will also flock to Baltimore, Richmond and Omaha for the Macca...

Last Updated ( Friday, 30 July 2010 06:17 )

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National

In the race for Congress - what are the prospects for Jewish candidates?

In the race for Congress - what are the prospects for Jewish candidates?WASHINGTON — The Senate could go either way. Hopes are dimmer in the House. And Eric Cantor may at last have company. At least that’s the conventional wisdom on how Jewish lawmakers will do in November. If Jewish candidates sweep all the Senate races in this midterm election year, the Jewish total in the upper chamber would jump from 13 to 18. But with tight races in California and Wisconsin dogging incumbents, the number of Jews in the Senate also could drop to 11. In the US House of R...
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Israel

Christian passion, politics for Israel

Christian passion, politics for IsraelWASHINGTON — Pastor Scott Thomas was ready to “present the Biblical positions” of his support for Israel — as the Christians United for Israel literature put it — to the Florida congressional delegation. “We believe Israel has the right to defend herself . . . ” the youthful, handsome pastor for Without Walls Central Church in Lakeland, Fla., started, then trailed off, turning away from a reporter. “Randy, you’ll have to help me with the other two talking points.” Randy Ne...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 August 2010 13:36 )

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