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Alan Turing cracked Nazi Germany's Enigma code

Alan Turing cracked Nazi Germany's Enigma code

Perched on a table in the synagogue’s social hall, the Enigma machine’s keyboard, rotors, lampboard and plugboard seemed to work as smoothly as they did during WW II.

The machine was on display for the January Men’s Club program sponsored by Temple Shalom and provided by speaker Dr. Barry Fagin.

Featured in the Academy Award nominated film, “The Imitation Game,” the Enigma machine has come to symbolize the capabilities of the military and cryptographers to decipher communications used in military initiatives.

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Denver

Retirement beckons for SHALOM Denver's Arnie Kover

Retirement beckons for SHALOM Denver's Arnie Kover CHANUKAH EDITION SECTION E PAGE 12 For 36 years, genuine shouts of affection have showered Arnie Kover as he enters SHALOM Denver, Jewish Family Service’s vocational arm for the developmentally disabled. “Hi, Arnie! Hi, Arnie!” “I don’t think there’s anywhere you could work where so many people call out your name when they see you every morning,” Kover tells the Intermountain Jewish News. “They are pure joy.” Kover, director of disability and employment services for SHALO...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 December 2014 14:38 )

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Boulder

Chocolate...chocolate...healthy!

Chocolate...chocolate...healthy!Two companies, one founded in Boulder, the other international, are working hard to share the numerous health benefits of chocolate. MXI Healthy Chocolate is a Canadian company with distributors around the world — the first in Colorado being Dr. Dan Sollee and his wife Esther. Boulder-based Cholaca was founded in 2012 by Ira Leibtag to create and sell what he calls “the most incredible chocolate beverage on earth.”
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Denver

West Side Jewish Community attracts diverse crowd

West Side Jewish Community attracts diverse crowdDespite a Jewish presence — at times prominent — on Denver’s West Side for more than 125 years, a new Jewish community is emerging in the neighborhoods comprising the historic district. The golden age of Jewish life on the West Side started to wane in the 1940s as many families moved to the East Side and suburbs of Denver. On the other hand, Orthodox institutions such as Yeshiva Toras Chaim, Beth Jacob High School, Congregation Zera Abraham and a rebuilt mikveh reversed the decline and h...
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Intermountain

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring ContestTHE 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.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 19 October 2014 13:01 )

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Rivlin addresses African-American leaders in New York visit

Ben Sales In the speech, Rivlin compared the establishment of Israel to the civil rights movement. ... [Link]

Israeli US envoy Dermer chided for boosting Netanyahu’s campaign

Ben Sales Dermer, as a state employee, is forbidden from publicly backing any election candidate. ... [Link]

Poll: Five out of six Palestinians say Israel may have aided Paris attacks

Ben Sales Fewer than nine percent of respondents blamed an increase in Islamic fundamentalism for the attacks. ... [Link]

Former Nazi loses Canadian citizenship

Ben Sales Helmut Oberlander was a member of a mobile death squad that is estimated to have murdered more than 23,000 people during World War II. ... [Link]

Survey: one-third of Germans equate Israeli and Nazi policies

Ben Sales Nearly half of Germans view Israel negatively. ... [Link]

Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn holds steady in Greek elections

Ben Sales Golden Dawn maintained its size despite a crackdown on its activities. ... [Link]

At Tu b’Shvat, bidding to save a beloved tree

mbrodsky At the New Year of the Trees, columnist Edmon J. Rodman is going all out to save a lemon tree planted before his twins’ bar mitzvah a dozen years ago. ... [Link]

For Cuban Jews, improved ties to U.S. may not resolve central challenges

Uriel Heilman Down to about 1,500 Jews from 15,000 in 1959, the Cuban Jewish community continues to see the exodus of its younger and most active members to Israel. ... [Link]

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