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Diana Zeff Anderson is new JEWISHcolorado board chair

Diana Zeff Anderson is new JEWISHcolorado board chair

Diana Zeff Anderson has been named chair of JEWISHcolorado’s board of directors. Anderson, who is now the organization’s Israel engagement committee chair, will begin her two-year term on July 1, 2016. Anderson assumes the role from Amy Toltz-Miller, who has served as board chair since July, 2014. Read more...
In case anyone doubted that history is relevant

In case anyone doubted that history is relevant

It may be weird, but remains true, that the Middle East is still convulsed by the implications of a little known diplomatic agreement hammered out 1...

Flying high and judging fairly

I TRAVEL by air quite a bit and to be honest, it isn’t fun. Besides the stress of getting to the airport in sufficient time to remove half the cloth...
Costco to Chabad: Rabbi Liberow finds the Jews

Costco to Chabad: Rabbi Liberow finds the Jews

Chabad of Southern Colorado is in its 15th year and is well-established in Colorado Springs. In 2001, Rabbi Moshe and Zelda Liberow moved to Colorado...
Miriam's milestone: IJN Editor & Publisher marks a century

Miriam's milestone: IJN Editor & Publisher marks a century

Miriam Bertha Harris Goldberg, IJN editor and publisher, turns 100 as we go to press on Wednesday, May 18. In honor of this milestone, the IJN asked ...
Debate in Detroit: Who is BDS?

Debate in Detroit: Who is BDS?

DETROIT — For the second year in a row, the Detroit area’s Walk for Israel has rebuffed the sponsorship of left-wing pro-Israel groups because of ...
 

Israeli MK says revenge could prevent violence

JERUSALEM — A right-wing Israeli lawmaker with a history of making controversial statements said if the Israeli government had taken revenge on Palestinians, individual acts of violence could have been prevented. In particular, state-directed vengeance could have prevented the July, 2015 firebombing that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents, as well as the murder of Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir, Jewish Home party Knesset member Bezalel Smotrich wrote May 6 on Facebook. First ...
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Shmurah — not your average matzah

Shmurah — not your average matzah PASSOVER EDITION 5776SECTION B PAGE 6 IT COSTS more per pound than filet mignon. It might be burnt or taste like cardboard. It’s so delicate it often breaks in the box, rendering it unfit for some Passover ritual uses. Yet every year, Jews from Brooklyn to Bnei Brak line up to fork over their hard-earned money to buy boxes and boxes of the stuff.
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Noah's ark heading to Olympics

Noah's ark heading to Olympics RIO DE JANEIRO — A Dutch Christian organization is planning to sail a “replica” of Noah’s Ark to reach Brazil during the Summer Olympics and the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Longer than an official soccer field, the vessel was built following the biblical measurements given in Genesis 6:15, the director of the Ark of Noah Foundation, Herald A.M.A. Janssen, told ABC News.
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Author researches her family's ghostly New Mexico past

Author researches her family's ghostly New Mexico past HOW WOULD you react if you discovered that your great-great grandmother was rumored to be a ghost? Boulder Jewish journalist and author Hannah Nordhaus learned of precisely such a rumor and responded the way any self-respecting writer would: She wrote a book about it. The resulting volume, American Ghost: A Family’s Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest, released in March by HarperCollins, tells the compelling tale of Julia Staab, a German Jewish immigrant to Santa Fe in the mid-19th century,...
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In case anyone doubted that history is relevant

In case anyone doubted that history is relevant It may be weird, but remains true, that the Middle East is still convulsed by the implications of a little known diplomatic agreement hammered out 100 years ago this week. Weird? Even a history buff, let alone a professional historian, might be taken aback at how directly relevant to contemporary Middle East conflicts were two secret diplomatic  agreements reached during WW I. That’s right, 100 years ago. Even the Versailles Treaty, which imposed onerous conditions on Germany, which aided...
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Nina Davidson

Nina Davidson, a Holocaust survivor who escaped Nazi Europe on a Kindertransport to England, passed away May 10, 2016, in Denver. Rabbi Steven Foster officiated at the May 12 graveside service at Emanuel Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. Mrs. Davidson was born Oct. 21, 1924, in Vienna, Austria. A witness to Kristallnacht, she also was interrogated by the Nazis.
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Netanyahu may have accepted illegal travel perks, state comptroller says

Ben Sales TEL AVIV (JTA) — Israel’s state comptroller is due to release a report claiming that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu improperly used funds for his and his family’s travel. ... [Link]

Netanyahu scolds new Knesset member for visiting Temple Mount just before swearing-in

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scolded Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick for paying a visit to the disputed holy site hours before being sworn in as a Knesset member. READ: New stage for... [Link]

Woman wounded in stabbing at Amsterdam kosher restaurant

Cnaan Liphshiz AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A woman was lightly wounded in a stabbing incident at a kosher restaurant in Amsterdam. The woman was stabbed in her arm after 9 p.m. Monday at Grand Café Rimon, the local tel... [Link]

Palestinians reject Netanyahu’s call for direct talks, support French plan

Ben Sales TEL AVIV (JTA) — The Palestinian Authority’s prime minister rebuffed the latest call by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for direct talks, opting instead to join a French-led mu... [Link]

BDS is anti-constitutional and discriminatory, Spanish tribunal rules

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Citing anti-discrimination laws, a Spanish constitutional tribunal recommended scrapping a municipality’s motion calling for a boycott against Israel. The Ministerio Fiscal, an ad... [Link]

Donald Trump: No plans for trip abroad ‘at the moment’

Ben Sales (JTA) — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said a trip abroad would not be prudent “at the moment” because it would not sway voters. Trump’s comments, mad... [Link]

New JCC day camp replaces German beer hall

Julie Wiener It may well be the first Jewish day camp to be located on the site of a German beer garden. The JCC in Manhattan’s Camp Settoga, slated to open in late June, is replacing Platzl Brauhaus (“... [Link]

Bob Dylan’s forgotten pro-Israel song, revisited

Gabe Friedman “I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now,” Bob Dylan sang in 1964’s “My Back Pages.” Reverse-aging or no, the legendary Jewish folk singer turns 75 on Tuesday. While Dy... [Link]

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