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Costco to Chabad: Rabbi Liberow finds the Jews

Costco to Chabad: Rabbi Liberow finds the Jews

Chabad of Southern Colorado is in its 15th year and is well-established in Colorado Springs.

In 2001, Rabbi Moshe and Zelda Liberow moved to Colorado Springs from New York to raise their children in the Colorado Springs community while establishing Chabad of Southern Colorado.

“We’ve visited Durango and Telluride since 2002, and ran a Chanukah program in Pueblo as part of our outreach in this geographical area” explains Liberow.


Exhibit illustrates scourge of the Spanish Inquisition

Exhibit illustrates scourge of the Spanish InquisitionDURING THE Golden Age of Jewish culture in Spain that spanned approximately 500 years, Jews, Arabs and Christians collaborated in astronomy, medicine, philosophy, poetry and letters, and attracted many Jews to Spain. The Black Death, which killed up to a half of the population of Europe in the mid-1300s, created a social and political upheaval during which Jews especially were scapegoated. As anti-Semitism increased in Spain in the late 14th century, pogroms claimed thousands. Many Jews conver...

Last Updated ( Friday, 13 May 2016 13:45 )


Colorado Springs teens love their BBYO chapter

Colorado Springs teens love their BBYO chapter“WE CREATED ‘Bottles of Smiles’ for kids in the hospital by decorating jars and filling them with colorful stickers, crayons and coloring booklets. Then we put positive notes in the jars to cheer up their day,” said Jenny Rubin, 15. Jenny’s participation in the Bottles of Smiles project was part of a BBYO initiative that began in Texas and drew the attention of the BBYO teenagers in Colorado Springs.

In Greeley, Jews and non-Jews honor the Holocaust

In Greeley, Jews and non-Jews honor the Holocaust PASSOVER EDITION 5776SECTION A PAGE 12 Despite the region’s obvious Jewish minority, the Holocaust memorial observance of Greeley and northern Colorado is one of the most comprehensive commemorations in the state. The 2016 observance, continuing through May 8, features a keynote Holocaust speaker, academic panel discussions, lectures, films, literature, the Litany of the Martyrs, a klezmer concert and Beth Israel’s traditional Yom Hashoah service. While the scale doesn’t tally with th...

For Yariv, autism, statistics and sports compatible

For Yariv, autism, statistics and sports compatible“IF I can see it in my mind, I can remember it. I remember numbers, dates and calendars. Tell me someone’s birthdate and I’ll tell them which day of the week it’s on every year for the next few years or for last year. It takes me a few seconds,” says Yariv Bennaim, age 19. Yariv lives with his family in Monument, Colo. His abilities range from mathematics to music and from statistics to basketball. A senior at Palmer Ridge High School, Yariv has been the team manager for the varsity ...
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Amsterdam kosher restaurant stabbing not a hate crime, police say

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Israeli lawmakers issue dire warnings on appointment of new defense chief

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Telling the Jewish story in a museum’s halls — and its school without walls

Lisa Keys TEL AVIV (JTA) — Rabbi Talia Avnon-Benvinste grew up secular. Her family felt deeply and culturally Jewish, but beyond the regular Israeli rhythms of holidays and shared history, didn’t observe r... [Link]

Why scientists are fighting about the origins of Yiddish – and the Jews

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Science has finally provided evidence of what Jewish “Star Wars” fans long suspected: Yoda is a member of the tribe — or at least he speaks like one. The bad news is ... [Link]

In a Haifa hair salon, Arab and Jewish-Israeli women bond over shampoo

Gabe Friedman Jewish-Arab coexistence in Israel has never looked so sudsy. The New York Times opinion section on Tuesday featured part of “Women in Sink,” a short documentary set in a Christian-Arab hair sa... [Link]

Tony Blair: Sunni states ready to normalize Israel relations on basis of Arab Peace Initiatve

Ben Sales TEL AVIV (JTA) — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Sunni Muslim countries are ready to normalize ties with Israel should Israel negotiate a peace deal with the Palestinian Authority ... [Link]

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