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ADL addresses local security concerns

ADL addresses local security concerns

IN THE wake of Tuesday’s slaughter of four rabbis praying in a Jerusalem synagogue, some Denver Jews feared that the unthinkable could strike right here at home. “We’re not issuing special community alerts for synagogues and Jewish organizations at this time,” Scott Levin, director of ADL’s Mountain States region, told the Intermountain ... Read more...
Five Israelis killed in terror attack on Jerusalem synagogue [UPDATED]

Five Israelis killed in terror attack on Jerusalem synagogue [UPDATED]

FIVE ISRAELIS were killed in a terror attack during morning prayers at a Jerusalem synagogue. Two Palestinian assailants entered a synagogue and rabb...

Culture of life. Culture of death.

The line between the culture of life and the culture of death in Israel is gaping. On the one side, the culture of life: Israel’s embrace of it and...

In the heart of Jerusalem

THE mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, in condemning last Tuesday’s terror attack on worshippers in a synagogue, observed that the synagogue was “in ...
Boulder alleviates homelessness at '1175'

Boulder alleviates homelessness at '1175'

BOULDER HOUSING Partners (BHP) opened an apartment building at 1175 Lee Hill Road on Nov. 3 to reduce homelessness. BHP is the housing authority for ...
Survivor Martin Weiss addresses 150 at Regis University

Survivor Martin Weiss addresses 150 at Regis University

THE IMAGE of white tablecloths and the smell of food remains vivid to Martin Weiss to this day. “Right after the war, a restaurant owner invited us...
 

Biden at the GA: Iran won't go nuclear

Biden at the GA: Iran won't go nuclear OXON HILL, Md. — From well-worn anecdotes about Golda Meir to rousing statements of support for Israel’s security, Joe Biden captured the audience in his remarks at the General Assembly of Jewish Federations of North American (JFNA) on Nov. 10. What began as a low key talk evolved into a passionate speech about the vice president’s long-standing commitment to Israel and the American Jewish community, culminating in a standing ovation. “We have a responsibility to guarantee [Israel’s]...
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Courage to fight an uphill battle

Courage to fight an uphill battle Say not the struggle naught availeth; The labor and the wounds are vain; The enemy faints not, nor faileth; And as things have been they remain. — Arthur Hugh Clough IS THERE nobility in continuing to fight an uphill battle? After 12 years of legal battles, from the lower to the upper courts, to facing an expected losing verdict at the Supreme Court, is it still worth putting up the fight? Philippe Karsenty would argue, unequivocally, yes. He should know. He’s been battling defamat...
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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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IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest THE 28th annual Intermountain Jewish News-Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest is open for entries. Deadline for entries in the contest is 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. IJN’s address is 1177 Grant St., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80203. Since its inception, the contest, for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, has attracted and brought together children from all corners of the Jewish community.
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Thanksgiving’s Torah roots

We, the American citizenry, are a thankful lot. Our calendar is dotted with days when we express our gratitude to individuals and entities. On Veterans Day, we thank the members of the Armed Forces for their dedicated service. On Memorial Day, we show our gratitude to the courageous men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our liberties and democratic lifestyle. On Labor Day, we express our appreciation to the industrious American work force, the people who keep the wheels ...
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Irene Glass

Irene Glass Irene Glass, a Holocaust survivor, passed away Nov. 8, 2014, in Denver. Cantor Joel Lichterman officiated at the Nov. 10 graveside service at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. Mrs. Glass was born Nov. 27, 1926, in Poland. She came to the US after the war and settled in Brooklyn. A resident of Deerfield Beach, Fla., Mrs. Glass later moved to Denver to be with family. She was married to Abraham Glass, who passed away on Aug. 21, 2008. Mrs. Glass is survived by her sons...
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Ukrainian Jewish fighter touted as ‘hero, symbol of resistance’ to Russia

Cnaan Liphshiz His resemblance to Fidel Castro notwithstanding, Asher Joseph Cherkassky is becoming an unlikely pinup for Ukrainians fighting the Kremlin. ... [Link]

Making Israel’s Jewish status the law: Why it matters

Ben Sales What’s the big deal about calling the Jewish state “Jewish”? Here’s what you need to know about Israel’s nation-state bill, its prospects and implications. ... [Link]

Grandson of Rudolf Hess speaks at Budapest Holocaust commemoration

Marcy Oster His descendant Rudolf Hess, the Auschwitz commander, was responsible for the extermination of roughly 400,000 Hungarian Jews at the death camp in June 1944. ... [Link]

Palestinians to delay submitting Israel withdrawal resolution

Marcy Oster The Palestinians will postpone sending a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council calling for a deadline for Israel’s withdrawal until after nuclear negotiations with Iran are com... [Link]

Limmud learning festivals held in Uruguay and Haifa

Marcy Oster One session included a live-link, trans-Atlantic session with Limmud Boston, Haifa’s twin city. ... [Link]

Kharkiv Jewish philanthropist dies of gunshot head wound

Cnaan Liphshiz Police are investigating whether the injury was self-inflicted. ... [Link]

Swiss art museum formally agrees to accept Gurlitt collection

Marcy Oster Switzerland’s Kunstmuseum Bern agreed to accept the bequest of hundreds of art works from the late German art collector Cornelius Gurlitt, which may include Nazi-looted art. ... [Link]

Fleeing Europe’s darkness, filmmakers took refuge in California sun

Anthony Weiss A new exhibit in Los Angeles explores the roots and rise of film noir, and the generation of filmmakers who left the Nazi occupation and reinvented Hollywood. ... [Link]

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