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HEABrews and Bad Jews Bears take softball title

HEABrews and Bad Jews Bears take softball title

The Denver Jewish Softball League concluded its largest season ever on Sunday, Aug. 23, with two championship teams, the HEABrews and the Bad Jews Bears. The league had 18 teams this year with approximately 250 players, the highest number to date. “The mix was eclectic, with almost every religious sect and organization showing some type of repr... Read more...

If Hezbollah attacks Israel, it’s . . . Israel’s fault

Pressure to support the Iran deal is one thing; anti-Semitic implications are another. In early August, President Obama hosted 20 Jewish leaders at t...

Julian Bond, 1940-2015

The legacy of Julian Bond will rightfully focus on his life’s work in civil rights. From his student years literally until his death last week at 75...
To regret or not to regret

To regret or not to regret

WHEN MY husband, Ray, was diagnosed with cancer almost four years ago, we became a team, determined to face the challenge of living with cancer head o...
Israelis cycle in USA's top race — in Colorado

Israelis cycle in USA's top race — in Colorado

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — As Israeli bicyclist Yoav Bear sped through the end of Stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge race at nearly 11,000 feet of elevation ...

American Airlines ceases flying to Israel

JERUSALEM — American Airlines announced that it will stop flying to Israel. The airline said it will halt its Philadelphia-Tel Aviv flight in Janua...
 

Is a Hamas-Israel deal in the offing?

Is a Hamas-Israel deal in the offing? TEL AVIV — After more than a decade of failed diplomacy, Israel could be close to signing a major agreement with the Palestinians. They’re just not the Palestinians you thought. After years of vowing not to negotiate with Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, Israel may be finalizing a deal with the terrorist group that reportedly would lift Israel’s blockade of Gaza in exchange for a cessation of Hamas rocket attacks and tunneling into Israel for at least eight years....
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Rabbi saved a Jewish city in Greece

Rabbi saved a Jewish city in Greece Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day 5775 IN THE Jerusalem Hills, there stands the single largest memorial to the Holocaust in the world known as Martyrs’ Forest, which is comprised of six million trees planted in memory of those six million Jews who perished. A unique ceremony, the only one its kind held on Holocaust Remembrance Day in the capital, was scheduled to take place there this year to commemorate the heroism of Jews who rescued fellow Jews during the Holocaust. JNF and the B’na...
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Israelis cycle in USA's top race — in Colorado

Israelis cycle in USA's top race — in Colorado STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — As Israeli bicyclist Yoav Bear sped through the end of Stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge race at nearly 11,000 feet of elevation in the Colorado Rockies, he thrust his water bottle into the hand of a young spectator clutching an Israeli flag. Bear’s gesture made the day, if not the vacation, of the 13-year-old bystander, Ilai Engelhardt, a resident of the northern Israeli town of Avtalion who loves competitive cycling. On Aug. 18, his American uncle and aunt had brought ...
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White House lauds Rabbi Soloway for green activism

White House lauds Rabbi Soloway for green activism THE WHITE House honored 12 people of faith, each one as a “Champion of Change,” for their achievements in protecting the environment and communities from the hazards of climate change, on Monday, July 20. One of these “Champions of Change” is Rabbi Marc Soloway of Boulder’s Congregation Bonai Shalom. Thanks to Rabbi Soloway, Bonai Shalom was the first zero waste synagogue in the country. The congregation’s Ner Tamid is powered through a solar panel, showing sustainability through s...
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If Hezbollah attacks Israel, it’s . . . Israel’s fault

Pressure to support the Iran deal is one thing; anti-Semitic implications are another. In early August, President Obama hosted 20 Jewish leaders at the White House’s Cabinet Room. His goal: to convince them to support the Iran deal. His rationale: not to support the deal will endanger Israel. Why? Because Iran will retaliate via its terrorist beneficiary, Hezbollah. So, according to Obama, if you say no to the deal, then the rockets from Lebanon will rain down. This logic is not only misguid...
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Libby Rosen

Libby Rosen Elizabeth “Libby” Rosen, an adored matriarch of Denver Jewry, passed away July 18, 2015, in Denver. She was 94. Rabbi Avraham Mintz of Lone Tree Chabad and Rabbi Steven Rubenstein of Shalom Cares officiated at the July 20 service at Golden Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Today is the first event that I have been to in my 65 years that my mother didn’t tell me where to sit,” son Marc Rosen said at the service.
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Obama to Jews: Iran deal does not limit U.S. ability to respond against Iran

Andrew Tobin The president said the Iran deal blocks the Islamic Republic from developing nuclear weapons without limiting the United State’s options to act in case of violations. ... [Link]

‘Homeland’ creator to direct film on Israel’s rescue of Ethiopian Jews

Gabe Friedman Israeli Gideon Raff’s latest project will portray the airlift rescues of thousands of Ethiopian Jews in the ’80s. ... [Link]

Yazidi leaders demand ‘Jewish Schindler’ prove he is saving people

Gabe Friedman In a letter published Wednesday, 20 advocates for the Yazidis questioned Steve Maman’s methods and demanded he inform Yazidi leaders about the specific people his group has rescued. ... [Link]

Plunder-filled Nazi train worth millions has likely been found

Julie Wiener The World Jewish Congress urged the Polish government to ensure any goods stolen from Jews be returned to their rightful owners or the owners’ heirs. ... [Link]

Kansas City shooter: ‘I had a patriotic intent to stop genocide’

Julie Wiener The white supremacist charged with killing three people outside two Jewish facilities in Kansas City admitted doing so, but urged the jury to judge him “not guilty.” ... [Link]

Iran nixes Israeli conductor’s Tehran performance

Julie Wiener A spokesman for Iran’s culture ministry was quoted as saying that “Iran does not recognize the Zionist regime and will not co-operate with artists of this regime.” ... [Link]

U.N. watchdog: Iran expanding Parchin facility

Cnaan Liphshiz Tehran dismissed the findings, which come as it prepares to close a deal with world powers. ... [Link]

Switzerland regrets using cartoon of birds defecating on Netanyahu

Julie Wiener The cartoon, in which doves with Iranian and American flags on their chests relieve themselves atop Netanyahu’s head, appears to reference the Iran nuclear deal, which Israel opposes. ... [Link]

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