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White House lauds Rabbi Soloway for green activism

White House lauds Rabbi Soloway for green activism

THE WHITE House honored 12 people of faith, each one as a “Champion of Change,” for their achievements in protecting the environment and communities from the hazards of climate change, on Monday, July 20.

One of these “Champions of Change” is Rabbi Marc Soloway of Boulder’s Congregation Bonai Shalom.

Thanks to Rabbi Soloway, Bonai Shalom was the first zero waste synagogue in the country. The congregation’s Ner Tamid is powered through a solar panel, showing sustainability through spirituality.

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Phenomenal Holocaust collection at CU

Phenomenal Holocaust collection at CU PASSOVER EDITION 5775SECTION B PAGE 8 BOULDER — The yellowing document is crumbling and fading, but the smooth signature on its cover is as legible as it is chilling: Rudolf Hess, the Nazi who served as a Hitler deputy from 1933 to 1941. The signature, which adorns a 70-year-old leniency plea for top Nazi Hermann Goering during the postwar Nuremberg trials, is one of some 500,000 discrete items and 20,000 books donated last year to the University of Colorado at Boulder — nearly the entir...

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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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Boulder’s Camp Inc. for teen entrepreneurs

Boulder’s Camp Inc. for teen entrepreneurs ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION B PAGE 4 Imagine walking into an auditorium full of middle and high school students on a summer afternoon. There are about 50 assorted seats — folding chairs, beanbags, a few small sofas along the walls. Two-thirds are full, and some kids are sitting on the floor. It’s as quiet as a room full of adolescents can be; every face facing the stage, on which there is one man, talking. No music. No screens. Nothing to click on or link to. Just a guy talking and a lo...
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Anti-circumcision movement comes to Boulder

UNLIKE the group that created the 2011 San Francisco ballot initiative that would have made circumcising a male under age 18 a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of $1,000 or up to one year in jail, with no religious exemptions permitted, those gathered at CU Boulder July 23-26 for the 13th convocation of the International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Children’s Rights indicated an interest in education over legislation. “Whole Bodies, Whole Selves: Activating Social Change” brought t...

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Czech author of first women’s prayer book commemorated

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Cory Booker among 3 more senators to back Iran deal

Uriel Heilman Obama’s now within 4 votes of blocking a resolution on congressional disapproval of the nuclear deal from even coming to a vote. ... [Link]

SodaStream CEO: ‘Anti-Semitic’ BDS movement should have supported West Bank factory, set to close

Gabe Friedman SodaStream’s chief executive called the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement anti-Semitic and maintained that his company gave West Bank Palestinian workers good pay and benefits. ... [Link]

Obama awards humanities medal to Jewish secularist

Ron Kampeas Rebecca Newberger Goldstein is a Spinoza scholar. ... [Link]

Palestinian who rescued American yeshiva boys: I’m no hero

Cnaan Liphshiz Faiz Abu Hamdiah took five Jews into his home and called police to prevent their lynching after they got lost in southern Hebron. ... [Link]

Nashville Jewish mayoral hopeful attacks rival for ‘fighting with’ Christian groups

Cnaan Liphshiz Catholic-raised Megan Barry said her conservative opponent lied about her, turned her faith into public issue. ... [Link]

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