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Wronged Olympians to get their due

Wronged Olympians to get their due

BALTIMORE — Nancy Glickman was a teenager when she heard the story about her father at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin: Marty Glickman and another Jewish sprinter, Sam Stoller, were replaced as members of the 400-meter relay team for the US squad on the morning of the event. Asking her father about the slight one night, he pulled out his unif... Read more...

Other people’s corruption

IN America, there is regular ol’ corruption, and then there is Chicago Corruption, with a capital “C.” America’s third largest city is so noto...

A hate crime’s circularity

Does the designation “hate crime” and its enhanced penalty reduce crime? As we understand the logic behind the added legal designation, it is not ...
Medical research backs circumcision

Medical research backs circumcision

LOS ANGELES — In the circumcision wars, circumcision has been winning some big battles. A new survey of medical data going back more than two decad...
Kansas City shooting happens amid its centennial year celebrations

Kansas City shooting happens amid its centennial year celebrations

EVERY Friday at noon, my two-year-old daughter and I rush through the doors of the JCC of Greater Kansas City here to meet my father for lunch. We ar...
Israel keeps treating Syrians

Israel keeps treating Syrians

SAFED, Israel — When an Israeli army ambulance brought an injured Syrian man to Ziv Medical Center in this northern Israeli city two months ago, the...
 

Community solidarity gathering

Community solidarity gathering A community solidarity gathering will be held Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Robert E. Loup JCC Elaine Wolf Theater. The gathering is being held a show of support for and solidarity with the Kansas City Jewish community following the tragic shootings at the Jewish Community Campus there earlier this week. There will also be a security briefing presented by the Denver JCC.
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From farm to table: Locally grown matzah on the rise

From farm to table: Locally grown matzah on the rise PASSOVER 5774 EDITIONSECTION C PAGE 16 NEW YORK — In their small farmhouse bakery in Vermont, Doug Freilich and Julie Sperling work round the clock producing matzah in the period preceding Passover — a matzah that feels ancient and modern at once. Using a mix of grain they grow on their own farm and wheat sourced from other local farmers, the couple creates hundreds of pieces of the unleavened bread they call Vermatzah. “The idea came because of our initial interest in growing grains,...
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Former Nuggets coach Larry Brown barely missed March Madness with SMU

Former Nuggets coach Larry Brown barely missed March Madness with SMU BALTIMORE — Before leading the Southern Methodist University men’s basketball team onto the practice court Sunday afternoon, March 16, coach Larry Brown spent a few moments in his office with several of his six grandchildren visiting from Charlotte, NC. The day being Purim, Brown was asked whom he was masquerading as. “I’m dressed like a coach,” the straitlaced Brown responded. Not an NCAA Tournament coach, as it turned out this season. Brown had hoped later that day to figurativel...
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Dr. Sarah Grope: Denver’s first and only mohelet

Dr. Sarah Grope: Denver’s first and only mohelet Placing an eight-day-old male into a stranger’s arms for a brit milah, the ritual of circumcision that binds men to the Jewish covenant, can be a tremulous act of faith. Dr. Sarah Grope, a Denver pediatrician and first practicing Reform mohelet (ritual circumciser) in Denver, understands. One of about 50 Reform women certified to perform brit milah in the US, Grope also is the mother of three sons. The fusion of personal insight and professional skill gives her an unusual perspective on the...
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A hate crime’s circularity

Does the designation “hate crime” and its enhanced penalty reduce crime? As we understand the logic behind the added legal designation, it is not primarily designed to reduce crime. Rather, it is designed to defend a certain populace because, supposedly, an entire populace, and not just an individual victim, is harmed by a “hate crime.” If, for example, a Jew is targeted because he is a Jew, then the entire Jewish populace is harmed by the crime. Hence, the designation and the enhanced p...
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Peter C. Guthery

Peter C. Guthery Peter C. Guthery, a devoted family man and a national and local expert on tax law for non-profits, passed away March 27, 2014, in Denver. He was 76. Rabbi Keren Gorban and Chazzan Bryan Zive officiated at the March 30 service at Temple Sinai. Interment followed at Emanuel Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “He was such a wonderful father,” said his son Dr. Steve Guthery. “We could absolutely depend on him to be there for us.”
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From three countries, a family reconnects

mbrodsky Israeli emissary in Kiev finds a Ukrainian relative and together they find an American cousin. ... [Link]

Op-Ed: Giving meaning to Holocaust remembrance

Daniel Treiman Learning about the Shoah is an important aspect of Jewish identity, writes Avner Shalev, chairman of Yad Vashem. ... [Link]

Elsewhere: Orthodox, gay and celibate, lost Jewish tribe photos, SF’s Jewish history

Talia Lavin JTA rounds up noteworthy items from the Web. ... [Link]

Attorney who asked to join Moroccan Islamist party says he’s not Jewish

Marcy Oster A Moroccan attorney who sent an open letter to the country’s Islamist party asking to join is not Jewish, as reported by JTA and other news outlets. ... [Link]

1,000 Jews sign up for Limmud Moscow

Cnaan Liphshiz Over 1,000 people have registered for the Moscow Limmud at a government-owned resort. ... [Link]

Ex-Met Council chief William Rapfogel pleads guilty in scam, facing prison

Julie Wiener William Rapfogel, the ousted leader of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty in New York, pleaded guilty to first-degree larceny for his role in a scheme to steal more than $7 million from the so... [Link]

Police investigating Israeli organ-trafficking ring

Marcy Oster The Israeli man believed to be behind an organ-trafficking ring has evaded capture, according to a monthlong police investigation. ... [Link]

Katy Perry, bar mitzvah DJ?

Talia Lavin Katy Perry has released a new promo video for her new single, “Birthday,” that features the singer as a mistress of disguise. Among other birthday-related professionals — an aged dan... [Link]

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