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Sladek’s film ‘Con Artist’ tackles fame, and more

Sladek’s film ‘Con Artist’ tackles fame, and more

CHANUKAH EDITION
SECTION E PAGE 8

You can’t accuse Denver-born and bred filmmaker Michael Sladek of dodging the big questions.

What is fame?

What is art?

What is wealth?

What is love?

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 December 2011 23:55 )

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Marriage meets Genesis

Marriage meets GenesisCHANUKAH EDITION SECTION E PAGE 12 IT’S not uncommon for Jewish authors to scour Genesis for guidelines on how to establish healthy — and avoid dysfunctional — relationships. While there are plentiful examples of loving emotions in the first book of the Torah, we generally focus on the perplexing ones. Cain spills his brother’s blood. Abraham takes Isaac to Mt. Moriah to sacrifice him. Rachel disguises her favorite child Jacob so that Isaac will bless the other son....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 December 2011 14:47 )

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West Side Story ‘Anybodys’ is Jewish

West Side Story ‘Anybodys’ is Jewish CHANUKAH EDITION SECTION D PAGE 2 ONE of the more intriguing characters in the musical “West Side Story” is Anybodys, the tomboy who desperately wants to be accepted as a member of the Jets, a male teenage gang. At the same time, she is acutely aware of her unexpressed desire to find conventional love. For Alexandra Frohlinger, the actress who plays Anybodys in the national tour of “West Side Story,” such a role is “unique — it only exists in ‘West Side Story.’” And Anybody...

Last Updated ( Friday, 23 December 2011 00:43 )

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'Tebowing' site collects photos of QB’s signature pose

'Tebowing' site collects photos of QB’s signature poseTHE biggest story in the NFL this season is Tim Tebow, a devout Christian quarterback who doesn’t throw very well but has helped the Denver Broncos pull off a string of last-second victories. But the rugged Tebow’s signature move comes when play has stopped — taking a knee in prayer after scoring a touchdown. The pose has become a popular Internet meme, with fans “Tebowing” all over the world. That includes Jewish fans. “In Denver, people see football as religion; Tebow unites peo...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 December 2011 11:12 )

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Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2011

Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2011This year’s young artists used crayon, markers, water colors, tempera paints, fabrics, metallic materials, beads, and many more inventive media to create their impressions of Chanukah. Entries came from town and cities all over Colorado — Denver, Aurora, Boulder, Centennial, Commerce City, Englewood, Evergreen, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Bow Mar, Littleton, Parker, Lakewood, Westminster, Longmont, Colorado Springs, Steamboat Springs and Crested Butte. The winning entrie...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 December 2011 14:30 )

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Marcy Oster The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted five rockets over central Israel hours after the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority lifted its ban on American carriers flying to Israel. ... [Link]

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Ron Kampeas The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on flights to Israel after reviewing Israeli measures to keep flights safe from rockets. ... [Link]

Obama administration presses for $225M addition to Iron Dome funding

Ron Kampeas The Obama administration asked Congress to fast-track Israel’s request for an additional $225 million for the Iron Dome anti-missile system. ... [Link]

Former Auschwitz guard dies before extradition to Germany

Marcy Oster Johann Breyer, the 89-year-old Philadelphia man who served as a guard at Auschwitz and was scheduled to be extradited to Germany, has died. ... [Link]

Police: Murdered Florida State prof Dan Markel was target

Marcy Oster Dan Markel, the Florida State University law professor who was murdered in his home, was shot in the head by someone who wanted him dead, police said. ... [Link]

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