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Bibi’s speech: Who’s attending? Who’s not

Bibi’s speech: Who’s attending? Who’s not

Ahead of the now controversial speech Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will deliver to a joint session of Congress on March 3, the Intermountain Jewish News asked Colorado’s representatives and senators in Washington, DC if they plan to attend. ATTENDING: Sen. Michael Bennet (D) Sen. Cory Gardner (R): The junior senator also co-spon... Read more...

For European aliyah en masse, there is a high price to be paid

Four innocent Jewish men gunned down. A Jewish young woman, waiting for a ride, stabbed to death. A beautiful two-year-old girl critically injured by ...
West Side objects to marijuana business

West Side objects to marijuana business

A PROPOSED recreational marijuana business aiming to open its doors on West Colfax Ave. has triggered stiff opposition from citizens and institutions ...
Para-chaplain volunteers learn how to ‘be there’

Para-chaplain volunteers learn how to ‘be there’

MARGARET BALLONOFF, a para-chaplain for Jewish Family Service since 2009, is refreshingly at ease in her own skin. Grateful for the challenges and re...
Who was Esther?

Who was Esther?

THE SCROLL OF ESTHER opens with the strangest of scenes. Reading chapter one alone, you would never know this is a Jewish book or that it has anything...
Israeli start-up wins Verizon competition

Israeli start-up wins Verizon competition

NEW YORK — Israeli start-up Sesame Enable won first place in a competition held by telecom giant Verizon for its development of the world’s first ...
 

Two IDF soldiers killed in Hezbollah attack

Two IDF soldiers killed in Hezbollah attack TEL AVIV — Two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven were wounded this week when Hezbollah anti-tank missiles struck an Israeli patrol on the Israel-Lebanon border. It is believed that at least five Kornet anti-tank missiles were fired onto the unarmored Israel Defense Forces D-Max vehicle near Mt. Dov. The attack on Wednesday, Jan. 28, by the Lebanese terrorist group included shelling of Israeli army positions in Israel’s North, according to Israeli reports, which named posts on Mt. Herm...
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When getting a little gelt was as good as gold

When getting a little gelt was as good as gold CHANUKAH EDITION SECTION E PAGE 8 LOS ANGELES — What can a buck get you on Chanukah? Maybe a gold mesh bag of chocolate coins or a lighter for your menorah. But Jewish continuity? At Chanukah time, when we get so wrapped up in gift giving, I propose that it’s a single dollar of gelt (Yiddish for money) that has the power to keep on giving beyond eight nights. Chanukah gelt referred originally in Europe and later America to coins given as gifts to children and adults. Today, gelt brings...
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From Rangers fan to NHL top boss

From Rangers fan to NHL top boss NEW YORK — In the late 1960s, Gary Bettman would finish classes at his Queens high school, take the subway to Madison Square Garden and whip out his student ID card to land a ticket for 50 cents to a New York Rangers game. He’d sit in the arena doing his homework until the game began and he would cheer on favorite players like Rod Gilbert and Eddie Giacomin. Though the Rangers were a storied hockey club, Bettman was drawn to the newer franchises. Growing up in a single-parent home, “I di...
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Chocolate...chocolate...healthy!

Chocolate...chocolate...healthy! Two companies, one founded in Boulder, the other international, are working hard to share the numerous health benefits of chocolate. MXI Healthy Chocolate is a Canadian company with distributors around the world — the first in Colorado being Dr. Dan Sollee and his wife Esther. Boulder-based Cholaca was founded in 2012 by Ira Leibtag to create and sell what he calls “the most incredible chocolate beverage on earth.”
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For European aliyah en masse, there is a high price to be paid

Four innocent Jewish men gunned down. A Jewish young woman, waiting for a ride, stabbed to death. A beautiful two-year-old girl critically injured by rock-wielding assailants, dead two years later. These events did not occur in France. They did not occur in Scandinavia, the UK or Belgium. They happened in Israel. Yet, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would have you think that the calculus is black and white: Jews in Europe are in mortal danger; Jews in Israel are perfectly safe. If ...
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Doris Averch

Doris Averch Doris Averch, a community volunteer and beloved matriarch of her family, passed away Jan. 7, 2015, in Denver. Rabbi Bruce Dollin and Cantor Martin Goldstein officiated at the Jan. 8 graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Doris was the most generous, kind and wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother,” her loved ones said. “Known as Mama Doris, family was the most important thing to her, and she was dearly loved by all.
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UCLA student government member questioned about Jewish identity

Gabe Friedman A member of UCLA’s student government was asked in a hearing whether her Jewish identity presents a conflict of interest. ... [Link]

WATCH: Leonard Nimoy explains Spock’s salute

Gabe Friedman In a video, Leonard Nimoy explain the Jewish origins of the famed gesture. ... [Link]

Leonard Nimoy, actor who played Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dead at 83

Gabe Friedman Nimoy said that he based Spock’s split-finger salute, now a pop culture fixture, on a Kohanic blessing that involves a manual approximation of the Hebrew letter shin. ... [Link]

Q&A with Jorma Kaukonen on Jefferson Airplane and Judaism

Gabe Friedman The legendary guitarist talks about his Jewish family roots, the Torah scroll his great-grandfather worked on and why so many blues guitarists are Jewish. ... [Link]

Italian lawmakers urge recognition of Palestinian state

Cnaan Liphshiz Non-binding resolution passes by a vote of 300 to 45, adding Italy’s Chamber of Deputies to other European parliaments supporting the move. ... [Link]

Politician for French National Front says Jews blocking his musical career

Cnaan Liphshiz Xavier Sainty quotes Jewish producer as telling he’ll never work in the industry because he’s not Jewish. ... [Link]

China, World Jewish Congress to commemorate Shanghai Ghetto liberation

Cnaan Liphshiz Chinese official says landmark event underscores Chinese, Jewish suffering under fascism. ... [Link]

Madonna hacker indicted in Tel Aviv

Marcy Oster Avi Lederman is charged with illegal wiretapping, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement and obstruction of justice. ... [Link]

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