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Beth Evergreen marks 40 years

Beth Evergreen marks 40 years

PASSOVER 5774 EDITIONSECTION A PAGE 10 IT is among the most apt and poetic of synagogue names. Beth Evergreen conjures images of the pleasant foothills village southwest of Denver, and of the beautiful trees — pines, spruces, firs and many others — which surround it in lush abundance. The word “evergreen” can also mean, according to on... Read more...
Kudos: Four free Jews who personify Passover

Kudos: Four free Jews who personify Passover

PASSOVER 5774 EDITION SECTION C PAGE 24 Every year the IJN salutes people — known or obscure — who bring freedom into our lives. It is always t...
Olivia Kessler helps fight malaria in Africa

Olivia Kessler helps fight malaria in Africa

PASSOVER 5774 EDITIONSECTION A PAGE 9 WASHINGTON — Like many teens, Olivia Kessler was unaware of malaria’s devastating global death toll. Each...
Riemer’s best new Haggadah of year

Riemer’s best new Haggadah of year

PASSOVER 5774 EDITIONSECTION A PAGE 13 IMAGINE having a Soloveitchik, a Kuk and a Shlomo Carlebach at your seder How would you like to sit at the ...
From farm to table: Locally grown matzah on the rise

From farm to table: Locally grown matzah on the rise

PASSOVER 5774 EDITIONSECTION C PAGE 16 NEW YORK — In their small farmhouse bakery in Vermont, Doug Freilich and Julie Sperling work round the clo...
Silence in the Haggadah and beyond

Silence in the Haggadah and beyond

PASSOVER EDITION SECTION A PAGE 4 “. . . a time to be silent and a time to speak.” — Ecclesiastes 3:7 HAGADDAH means “telling” and Pass...
 

Pollard for peace?

Pollard for peace? WASHINGTON — Possibilities raised during efforts to resolve the current crisis over Israeli-Palestinian peace talks include freeing Jonathan Pollard, a partial settlement freeze, guarantees that Palestinians won’t push for international recognition and a mass prisoner release. Officials close to the talks confirmed to JTA that US Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had discussed a formula that would extend the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, now on t...
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Olivia Kessler helps fight malaria in Africa

Olivia Kessler helps fight malaria in Africa PASSOVER 5774 EDITIONSECTION A PAGE 9 WASHINGTON — Like many teens, Olivia Kessler was unaware of malaria’s devastating global death toll. Each year, the disease, which is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito, strikes an estimated 219 million people in 109 countries around the world. Approximately 600,000 people die from malaria every year; most are children under the age of five. “I’m very passionate about global health issues, but I didn’t know much about malaria...
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Former Nuggets coach Larry Brown barely missed March Madness with SMU

Former Nuggets coach Larry Brown barely missed March Madness with SMU BALTIMORE — Before leading the Southern Methodist University men’s basketball team onto the practice court Sunday afternoon, March 16, coach Larry Brown spent a few moments in his office with several of his six grandchildren visiting from Charlotte, NC. The day being Purim, Brown was asked whom he was masquerading as. “I’m dressed like a coach,” the straitlaced Brown responded. Not an NCAA Tournament coach, as it turned out this season. Brown had hoped later that day to figurativel...
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Dr. Sarah Grope: Denver’s first and only mohelet

Dr. Sarah Grope: Denver’s first and only mohelet Placing an eight-day-old male into a stranger’s arms for a brit milah, the ritual of circumcision that binds men to the Jewish covenant, can be a tremulous act of faith. Dr. Sarah Grope, a Denver pediatrician and first practicing Reform mohelet (ritual circumciser) in Denver, understands. One of about 50 Reform women certified to perform brit milah in the US, Grope also is the mother of three sons. The fusion of personal insight and professional skill gives her an unusual perspective on the...
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Kudos: Four free Jews who personify Passover

Kudos: Four free Jews who personify Passover PASSOVER 5774 EDITION SECTION C PAGE 24 Every year the IJN salutes people — known or obscure — who bring freedom into our lives. It is always time to say ‘thank you,’ but Passover, with its eternal message of gratitude to G-d for our freedom, seems an especially appropriate moment. David Fogel: Leadership In his community activism, David Fogel embodies the bon mot of the late, beloved Max Frankel, who, when asked whether he’d lived his whole life in Denver, replied: “Not yet.”...
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Peter C. Guthery

Peter C. Guthery Peter C. Guthery, a devoted family man and a national and local expert on tax law for non-profits, passed away March 27, 2014, in Denver. He was 76. Rabbi Keren Gorban and Chazzan Bryan Zive officiated at the March 30 service at Temple Sinai. Interment followed at Emanuel Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “He was such a wonderful father,” said his son Dr. Steve Guthery. “We could absolutely depend on him to be there for us.”
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Palestinian rioters attack IDF outpost in Hebron

Marcy Oster Dozens of Palestinians attacked an Israel Defense Forces outpost in Hebron. ... [Link]

Flyers call on Ukrainian Jews to register with pro-Russian separatists

Cnaan Liphshiz Pro-Russian separatists from Donetsk in eastern Ukraine denied any involvement in the circulation of flyers calling on Jews to register with separatists and pay special taxes. ... [Link]

Paris court dismisses racial hatred charge against Bob Dylan

Marcy Oster A civil court in Paris dismissed a case of incitement to hatred against American singer Bob Dylan for remarks he made in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine. ... [Link]

Passover supplies arrive in Nepal in time for massive seder

Marcy Oster A large shipment of Passover supplies arrived in Kathmandu just in time for seder. ... [Link]

West Bank shooting victim laid to rest at Mount Herzl

Marcy Oster Hundreds attended the funeral for Israel Police Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrahi, who was killed near Hebron while on his way to a Passover seder with his family. ... [Link]

Suspected Kansas City JCC shooter charged with murder in state court

Marcy Oster The suspect in the shootings of three people at two Jewish institutions in suburban Kansas City was charged in state court. ... [Link]

State Dept. voices support for peace talks as negotiators postpone meeting

Marcy Oster Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators postponed a scheduled meeting, as the U.S. State Department reiterated its support for the talks. ... [Link]

Temple Mount closed to Jewish visitors following Arab rioting

Marcy Oster The Temple Mount was closed to Jewish visitors on the second day of Passover following rioting at the site by dozens of Arab youth. ... [Link]

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