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‘Ordinary’ man saved 669 Jews

‘Ordinary’ man saved 669 Jews

PRAGUE — A 105-year-old man known as the “British Oskar Schindler” — having saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis — received the Czech Republic’s highest honor Tuesday, Oct. 28. Sir Nicholas Winton was flown on a Czech military plane to Prague, where Czech President Milo Zeman awarded him the Order of the White Lion. Seven ... Read more...

Name calling

EVEN if the Prime Minister of Israel were the biggest incompetent loser around, it would still be inappropriate for a senior US government official to...
Bringing Miep Gies to life

Bringing Miep Gies to life

THE annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture, now in its 12th year, invites academics, documentarians, authors and Holocaust survivors to delve i...

Desecration

The rabbi at the mikveh spying on the women. Really, who could even make this up? And frankly, it makes one sick to write about it. But write about i...
RCA to review conversion system

RCA to review conversion system

NEW YORK — Tzipporah Laura LaFianza and her family have been living as Orthodox Jews for four years now. They reside in a heavily Jewish suburb of W...

Election 2014: Your vote counts on whether Iran will go nuclear

It’s become obvious in the US-Iran negotiations that the US administration will not stop Iran  from going nuclear. Only Congress can. And you wil...
 

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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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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Vote!

If you’re feeling like a zombie lately, don’t worry: It probably has nothing to do with the TV hit “The Walking Dead” or the macabre season that culminates at October’s twilight. More likely it stems from the fact that this year’s political campaigns have, even more than previous elections, treated us as if we’re brainless automatons, wandering aimlessly in the political wilderness, unable to think beyond one-dimensional slogans or childish name-calling. Without doubt, this campa...
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Sima Hayutin

Sima Hayutin Sima B. Hayutin, a Denver native and art gallery owner, passed away Oct. 20, 2014, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Chuck Jacobs of Kohelet officiated at the Oct. 26 graveside service at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. Mrs. Hayutin was born May 15, 1921, in Denver. She graduated from East High School and attended DU for one year. She married Irving Hayutin on June 22, 1941. Mr. Hayutin passed away on April 26, 2001.
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WATCH: Tablet’s satirical in-flight ‘spiritual safety’ instructions

Julie Wiener A new video pokes fun at haredi Orthodox flight requests. ... [Link]

This Week in Jewish Farming: First frost

Ben Harris Most farmers don’t celebrate the death of their crops. But the arrival of the first sub-freezing night was a welcome respite after months of hard labor. ... [Link]

Eight Palestinians reported injured in Jerusalem-area clashes

Cnaan Liphshiz At least eight Palestinians were reportedly wounded in clashes with Israeli police the occurred shortly after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s urged all parties to practice restraint in Jerusale... [Link]

British Jewish school flunks tolerance test

Cnaan Liphshiz A British Jewish school failed government inspections on tolerance sparked by complaints that an emphasis on Islam in some public learning institutions has led to “a culture of intimidation.R... [Link]

Jewish school enrollment up 12 percent, fueled by haredi Orthodox growth

Uriel Heilman Enrollment in Haredi Orthodox schools us up sharply, while non-Orthodox schools are down, and New York and New Jersey have about 75 percent of all day school students nationwide. ... [Link]

Michael Jordan wades into the Obama-Bibi “sh*t” storm (sort of)

Ami Eden Obama’s on the receiving end this time — and from the most iconic athlete on the planet. ... [Link]

Pro-BDS Jewish group boycotts Brussels Jewish film festival

Cnaan Liphshiz A small, left-leaning Jewish organization pulled out of the Brussels Jewish Film Festival because of the involvement in the event of the Israeli and U.S. embassies. ... [Link]

Vietnam’s first Israeli film festival to celebrate 20 years of diplomatic relations

Cnaan Liphshiz A film festival in Vietnam will mark 20 years of diplomatic relations with Israel. ... [Link]

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