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Heart of East Denver

Heart of East Denver

THERE are precious few nooks and crannies in Denver — buildings, streets, alleys, bridges, corners and who knows what else — that Phil Goodstein has not peered into with his comprehensive, erudite and often critical insight. With Curtis Park, Five Points and Beyond, Goodstein’s latest neighborhood exploration, the Mile High City’s unoffici... Read more...
Jerusalem’s light rail merges past, future

Jerusalem’s light rail merges past, future

JERUSALEM is arguably the world’s most complex city. It is a place of sanctity for three faiths; a site of antiquity; home to a diverse population; ...
AP’s veteran Gaza reporter flees to Malaysia

AP’s veteran Gaza reporter flees to Malaysia

WASHINGTON — Ibrahim Barzak spent his childhood counting the days to weekends, when he would travel with his father to see friends in Tel Aviv, Herz...

Looking forward to JAAMM

“Jewish Authors, Artists, Movies and Music” — JAAMM — is the cultural celebration put on by the Mizel Arts and Culture Center at the Loup JCC....

Big Brother is here...literally

Why did Bradley Cooper and Jessica Alba fail to record a tip when they paid their cabbies during New York City taxi rides back in 2013? Why was Cooper...

Donors sick of giving to Gaza — they should be

Donors ante up another $5.4 billion for the reconstruction of Gaza — again. They’re tired of this. To stop it, pay attention to who starts the G...
 

Israeli Arabs fear discrimination

BEERSHEBA, Israel — Handcuffed to a wooden chair in the middle of the night, Rafat Awaysha still wasn’t sure what crime he had committed. He had announced a demonstration against the war in Gaza in a July 11 Facebook post. Soon afterward, he received a call from the police, who came to his dormitory and took him in for questioning. Released after an hour, Awaysha, the head of the Arab-Israeli Balad party student group at Ben Gurion University in Beersheba, thought the ordeal was over. But ...
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Is a lunar eclipse on Sukkot an ominous sign?

Is a lunar eclipse on Sukkot an ominous sign? LOS ANGELES — As we usher in Sukkot, will there be a blood moon rising? John Hagee, the San Antonio pastor who wrote the book Four Blood Moons: Something is About to Change, would have us believe so. Hagee predicts that because of a cycle of four lunar eclipses called a tetrad — two this year and next on Passover and Sukkot — that something big is about to happen, like the Rapture. The eclipse will be seen throughout much of the world on Oct. 7 and 8 — the latter the eve of Sukkot. It...
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Jewish gridders gearing up for NFL campaign

Jewish gridders gearing up for NFL campaign BALTIMORE — Blocking brothers, a college star seeking success in the pros, a fullback who hasn’t had a carry in four seasons and a couple of ace special teamers are among the Jewish players on NFL rosters as the league kicks off this week. A punter may join the group after sitting out the preseason because of a personal issue. Also, Marc Trestman is back for his second season as coach of the Chicago Bears after moving to the NFL following a stellar career on the sidelines in the Canadian F...
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Boulder’s Camp Inc. for teen entrepreneurs

Boulder’s Camp Inc. for teen entrepreneurs ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION B PAGE 4 Imagine walking into an auditorium full of middle and high school students on a summer afternoon. There are about 50 assorted seats — folding chairs, beanbags, a few small sofas along the walls. Two-thirds are full, and some kids are sitting on the floor. It’s as quiet as a room full of adolescents can be; every face facing the stage, on which there is one man, talking. No music. No screens. Nothing to click on or link to. Just a guy talking and a lo...
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Donors sick of giving to Gaza — they should be

Donors ante up another $5.4 billion for the reconstruction of Gaza — again. They’re tired of this. To stop it, pay attention to who starts the Gaza wars. In Cairo last Sunday donor countries pledged $5.4 billion to rebuild the Gaza Strip. They’re sick of this. They should be. Qatar forks over $1 billion. The US, another $212 million. UAE, $200 million. The EU, $568 million. Turkey, $200 million. Kuwait, $200 million. Greece, $1.35 million. Some 50 donors nations, all told. What a colo...
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Gerhard ‘Jerry’ Heimann

Gerhard ‘Jerry’ Heimann Gerhard “Jerry” Heimann, who survived the Holocaust in Shanghai and was a pioneer in Israel before moving to Denver, passed away Sept. 14, 2014, in Denver. Rabbi Brian Immerman officiated at the Sept. 16 graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Gerhard was an unassuming hero whose legacy will reverberate through the generations,” the family said. Born Sept. 29, 1921, in Berlin, Germany, his parents Illes and Jettka Heimann gave him the Hebrew na...
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Monica joins Twitter. Should we listen?

Anthony Weiss The Jewish woman who, with some justice, described herself as “the first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet” returned to the cybersphere on Monday.... [Link]

Netanyahu reportedly withdraws support for conversion bill

Marcy Oster Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly has withdrawn his support for a bill that would allow local rabbis to oversee conversions. ... [Link]

Jerusalem elects two chief rabbis

Marcy Oster The Jerusalem City Council elected two new chief rabbis, including Rabbi Shlomo Amar, the former chief rabbi of Israel. ... [Link]

Converts say Freundel’s abuse of power extended beyond mikvah peeping

Uriel Heilman Rabbi Barry Freundel didn’t just make conversion candidates take practice dunks in the mikvah where he allegedly spied on them in the shower — he also compelled them to do clerical tasks a... [Link]

Assertion by Austrian official voids conviction on restitution fraud, Jewish author says

Cnaan Liphshiz Austria has no claims against a Jewish author who was convicted of defrauding the republic out of Holocaust restitution funds, a government official said. ... [Link]

‘Klinghoffer’ ticket holders talk back

Raffi Wineburg Many of those who braved the heckling of protesters to see “The Death of Klinghoffer” said they felt unfairly judged. ... [Link]

White House: Nazi war criminals should not be receiving Social Security

Marcy Oster Nazi war criminals should not be receiving Social Security benefits, a White House spokesman said. ... [Link]

‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ fails to live up to the controversy

Ami Eden JTA’s Ami Eden sees the controversial opera that inspired weeks of protests. And shrugs. ... [Link]

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