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Apr 29th
Will Boulder be Nablus' sister city?

Will Boulder be Nablus' sister city?

The sustained argument over whether Boulder should have a sister city relationship with the West Bank, largely Palestinian city of Nablus was sent into suspension last week when the Boulder City Council decided to hire a moderator to discuss the issue with proponents and opponents of the idea. On April 19, the council voted to spend up to $10,000 ... Read more...

Hate tags in Virginia Vale

POLICE ARE searching for suspects who spray-painted inflammatory symbols and slogans near the intersection of South Hudson and East Exposition early T...

How is it that you are so smelly?

Blink twice. Husam El-Qoulaq, a Harvard Law School student leader, asked Israeli Knesset Member Tzipi Livni: “How is it that you are so smelly?” ...

Don't ask how she saved them

EXPECT TEARS. Yours, I predict. Next Wednesday. At the ADL Holocaust remembrance at Temple Emanuel. And some anger in Heaven. OK, maybe anger’s...
Priest in pursuit of mass graves

Priest in pursuit of mass graves

PASSOVER EDITION 5776SECTION A PAGE 7 There are times when you can’t help but think of Father Patrick Desbois as a character from French cinema. ...
Corbyn's bluster infuriates Jews

Corbyn's bluster infuriates Jews

LONDON — Even before he was kicked out of Britain’s Labour Party for saying that Israel runs the Islamic State, Bob Campbell was a marginal figure...

Israel Police appoints first ever Muslim commissioner

Israel Police appoints first ever Muslim commissioner TEL AVIV — The Israel Police appointed the country’s first ever Arab Muslim commissioner in what was described as an emotional ceremony on Wednesday, April 13. Jamal Hakrush was advanced to the rank of commissioner, the Israeli police’s second-highest rank, and will be given command over the national department for law enforcement coordination in the Arab sector.

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.

Jewish players in MLB starting line-ups

Jewish players in MLB starting line-ups BALTIMORE — Will Joc Pederson rebound from his second-half struggle last season? Can Kevin Pillar build on his strong 2015 campaign? Will injuries derail one-time MVP Ryan Braun? These are some of the questions to be answered as these Jewish players and others get set for the Major League Baseball season that opened this week. Pederson (Los Angeles Dodgers), Pillar (Toronto Blue Jays) and Braun (Milwaukee Brewers) — all outfielders — are among the position players who will start for thei...

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,...

How is it that you are so smelly?

Blink twice. Husam El-Qoulaq, a Harvard Law School student leader, asked Israeli Knesset Member Tzipi Livni: “How is it that you are so smelly?” The setting was a panel on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In a candidacy for a Guiness Book of World Records entry under disingenuous apology, El-Qoulaq wrote at length that he never knew that “smelly Jew” was an anti-Semitic stereotype....

Bettie Steinberg

Bettie Steinberg Bettie Steinberg, a native of Ft. Collins and a beloved member of B’nai Havurah, passed away April 17, 2016. Rabbi Evette Luttman officiated at the April 21 graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. Before her death, Bettie said she wanted people to know that she loved her family, and that her children and grandchildren were the light of her life.

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Rock legend Phil Lesh gathers musician friends for a Grateful Dead Passover

Andrew Silow-Carroll SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (JTA) – “Why can’t we eat veggie burritos tonight? Will I be miracled? Will they play ‘The Wheel?’ Will Phil sing?” These four additional questions were asked at a Passo... [Link]

Hundreds attend 1st Jewish film festival in Casablanca

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Nearly 500 people attended the first Jewish film festival of Casablanca, which was organized in the Moroccan city by a Sephardic Jewish woman from Atlanta. The three-day event, which end... [Link]

Can you help a kibbutznik find his American relatives?

mbrodsky SEEKING KIN The “Seeking Kin” column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. (JTA) – “If only” – it’s the most common regret expressed by “Seeking Kin” interviewees, an... [Link]

Amid complicity debate, Polish clergy to attend 70th anniversary of post-Holocaust pogrom

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Polish clergy and researchers will hold a seminar in Kielce about a historically significant pogrom in which locals killed Holocaust survivors in that city 70 years ago. Occurring amid... [Link]

Netanyahu calls for ‘direct, bilateral negotiations’ with Palestinians

Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel is ready to start “direct, bilateral negotiations” with the Palestinians. The invitation, which Netanyahu has repeated... [Link]

Palestinians riot as Jewish worshippers visit Joseph’s Tomb

Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA) — Palestinians in Nablus attacked Israeli soldiers escorting a convoy of Jewish worshippers who entered the West Bank city to visit Joseph’s Tomb. The 26 busloads of worshi... [Link]

Sides swap character attacks in trial over Bay Area’s Koret Foundation

Andrew Silow-Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (J., the Jewish news weekly of Northern California via JTA) — A civil trial focused on control of the $500 million Koret Foundation is pitting its founder’s widow, Susan Koret, a... [Link]

As Jews flee Belgium, a seder marks a family exodus

Cnaan Liphshiz BRUSSELS (JTA) — I was feeling nervous about coming to Brussels for seder with my family. Making the 130-mile trip there from my home in Amsterdam meant taking my 5-month-old son on a train that... [Link]

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