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Rabbi Klein: serving up spirituality in the lunchroom

Rabbi Klein: serving up spirituality in the lunchroom

The day after Yom Kippur, while Jewish Denver was still in a post-repentance stupor, DAT Minyan spiritual leader Rabbi Asher Klein arrived at the IJN in exceptional, buoyant form.

Twenty-four hours ago he fasted, prayed and beseeched G-d’s forgiveness with his congregation in a crowded multipurpose room at DAT. This morning he smiles the giddy smile of a new father (for the fourth time).

The only time fatigue makes an appearance is when Klein mentions receiving an accounting “decree” from Yeshiva University.

He laughs at the slip.

“But I annulled the decree,” he adds impishly.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 October 2012 11:30 )

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Denver

Steinberg sees a bright future for West Side

Steinberg sees a bright future for West SideA WORD of warning: Don’t tell Rabbi Tzvi Steinberg that Denver’s West Side is a Jewish ghost town. He’ll set you straight on that point, and quickly. Earlier this year, after the rabbi had already agreed to take the pulpit of Denver’s Congregation Zera Abraham — the last functional synagogue standing on the West Side — he overheard a conversation between two other people. One of those speaking, who knew that Rabbi Steinberg had previously run a Jewish hospice, laughed and said tha...

Last Updated ( Monday, 24 September 2012 08:11 )

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Boulder

Bike for the Fight

Bike for the Fight ROSH HASHANAHSECTION D THERE are times when tragedy and loss can be the biggest motivators in life. For 24-year-old Israeli Tom Peled, this was certainly the case. His father died of cancer in 2011 after an eight-year battle with the disease. “I didn’t have a goal or purpose. It was a hard time for all of us,” he said. Peled realized that he needed a physical outlet to manage his grief. He embarked on a cycling journey through six European countries. “It was a hard experience being...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 13 September 2012 11:50 )

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Denver

Cohens to lead Sephardic congregation in Denver

Cohens to lead Sephardic congregation in DenverHacham Hanania and Sarit Cohen have moved to Denver to provide spiritual leadership to Denver’s Sephardic and Israeli Jews who have established a minyan. It now meets regularly in the lower floor of Bais Menachem, 400 S. Holly St. Hacham Cohen will lead High Holiday services for the new congregation. Cohen, who spent the past six years in Los Angeles, has a master’s degree in Chinese medicine, and is  a certified clinical hypnotherapist and neurofeedback practioner....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 September 2012 11:24 )

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Boulder

CU-Boulder Hillel has a plan to enhance Jewish life

CU-Boulder Hillel has a plan to enhance Jewish lifeAS some CU students ponder the year ahead, others have already put into motion a plan to make this year’s campus experience richer, at least from a Jewish perspective. Earlier this month, a few select CU students participated in an annual conference in St. Louis for an intensive leadership development program with Hillel, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world that provides students with opportunities to explore their Jewish identity and connect with the Jewish community on campu...
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Olmert retrial in Talansky Affair begins

Marcy Oster Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert went on trial for the second time in the Talansky Affair, the bribery case which led to his resignation in 2008. ... [Link]

Parents, teachers protest division of secular school for haredi girls

Marcy Oster Parents and teachers at a secular public school in Beit Shemesh are protesting the partitioning of half of the building for a haredi Orthodox girls’ school. ... [Link]

Lady Gaga pre-Tel Aviv concert ‘Shalom’ video irks some Arab fans

Marcy Oster Lady Gaga apparently riled some Arab fans with a short video in advance of her Tel Aviv performance featuring a “Shalom” greeting. ... [Link]

Jewish community praises Greek mayor for yellow star protest

Marcy Oster The mayor of the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki wore a yellow Star of David at his inauguration to protest a newly elected city councilman from the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party. ... [Link]

Syrian rebels make demands for release of Golan U.N. peacekeepers

Marcy Oster Syrian rebels have issued a list of demands for the release of U.N. peacekeepers stationed on the Golan Heights between Syria and Israel. ... [Link]

Eric Cantor joining Wall Street investment bank

Marcy Oster Eric Cantor, the former House majority leader, is joining a Wall Street investment bank as vice chairman and managing director. ... [Link]

Police ends search for terrorist infiltrator in central Israel

Marcy Oster Police set up roadblocks in central Israel following intelligence information that a Palestinian terrorist may have infiltrated Israel near Netanya. ... [Link]

Blockers and tacklers: Jewish gridders gearing up for NFL campaign

mbrodsky Blocking brothers and a fullback who hasn’t had a carry in four seasons are among the Jewish players on NFL rosters as the league kicks off this week. ... [Link]

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