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New highway to encircle Jerusalem

By Josh Hasten JERUSALEM — Jerusalem has started construction on parts of a three billion shekel (approximately $870 million) major highway that will eventually serve...

In Brazil, Jewish community a lot more caution than president

By Marcus M. Gilban RIO DE JANEIRO — The bombshell news on July 7 was ironic for some — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, one of the world leaders who has most...

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ADL grapples, rumbles with Facebook

NEW YORK (JTA) — It was when Mark Zuckerberg said he would allow Holocaust denial on his platform that the Anti-Defamation League realized its partnership with...

In LA, synagogues offer their parking lots to the homeless

LOS ANGELES — Art had been living with his mother for more than 30 years when she lost her apartment a little over a year ago. Though the mother was able to move in...

Temple Sinai holding in-person and online Shabbat services

Temple Sinai has entered the second phase of reopening its building for in-person worship services. The southeast Denver Reform synagogue has been holding in-person Bar...

Israel thought it had crushed COVID-19; now, lockdowns reimposed

JERUSALEM — It was just two months ago that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared victory over the new coronavirus. Ten weeks after recording its first...

Court rules: Pissarro painting belongs to Jewish collector

A French appeals court ruled against an American couple that sought to get back the 1887 painting called La Cueillette des Pois (“Picking Peas”) by French...

Governor signs Holocaust and genocide education bill

Under a hot Colorado sun, Governor Jared Polis signed into law HB-1336, the Holocaust and Genocide Education in Public Schools bill, at JEWISHcolorado on July 8. The...

IJN wins 12 Rockower awards in Jewish journalism

The Intermountain Jewish News took home 12 American Jewish Press Association awards at the 39th annual contest. The July 2 ceremony was held virtually this year due to...

Welcome back to shul — with new rules

The past month or so has seen some Denver-area synagogues slowly reopening for limited daily and Shabbat services. The services don’t look like they did before the...