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Wronged Olympians to get their due

Wronged Olympians to get their due

BALTIMORE — Nancy Glickman was a teenager when she heard the story about her father at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin: Marty Glickman and another Jewish sprinter, Sam Stoller, were replaced as members of the 400-meter relay team for the US squad on the morning of the event. Asking her father about the slight one night, he pulled out his unif... Read more...

Other people’s corruption

IN America, there is regular ol’ corruption, and then there is Chicago Corruption, with a capital “C.” America’s third largest city is so noto...

A hate crime’s circularity

Does the designation “hate crime” and its enhanced penalty reduce crime? As we understand the logic behind the added legal designation, it is not ...
Medical research backs circumcision

Medical research backs circumcision

LOS ANGELES — In the circumcision wars, circumcision has been winning some big battles. A new survey of medical data going back more than two decad...
Kansas City shooting happens amid its centennial year celebrations

Kansas City shooting happens amid its centennial year celebrations

EVERY Friday at noon, my two-year-old daughter and I rush through the doors of the JCC of Greater Kansas City here to meet my father for lunch. We ar...
Israel keeps treating Syrians

Israel keeps treating Syrians

SAFED, Israel — When an Israeli army ambulance brought an injured Syrian man to Ziv Medical Center in this northern Israeli city two months ago, the...
 

Community solidarity gathering

Community solidarity gathering A community solidarity gathering will be held Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Robert E. Loup JCC Elaine Wolf Theater. The gathering is being held a show of support for and solidarity with the Kansas City Jewish community following the tragic shootings at the Jewish Community Campus there earlier this week. There will also be a security briefing presented by the Denver JCC.
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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 clock producing matzah in the period preceding Passover — a matzah that feels ancient and modern at once. Using a mix of grain they grow on their own farm and wheat sourced from other local farmers, the couple creates hundreds of pieces of the unleavened bread they call Vermatzah. “The idea came because of our initial interest in growing grains,...
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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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A hate crime’s circularity

Does the designation “hate crime” and its enhanced penalty reduce crime? As we understand the logic behind the added legal designation, it is not primarily designed to reduce crime. Rather, it is designed to defend a certain populace because, supposedly, an entire populace, and not just an individual victim, is harmed by a “hate crime.” If, for example, a Jew is targeted because he is a Jew, then the entire Jewish populace is harmed by the crime. Hence, the designation and the enhanced p...
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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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JCPA has J Street’s back in Presidents Conference bid

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‘Agitated and angry’: White supremacists still a danger, experts say

Anthony Weiss The recent shootings at a pair of Kansas City-area Jewish facilities show the persistent threat of white supremacist violence, even as broad measures of anti-Semitism continue to decline. ... [Link]

Five haredi men indicted for attacking gay black man in Brooklyn

Julie Wiener Five haredi Orthodox Jewish men were indicted for attacking a gay black man in Brooklyn. ... [Link]

Israel nixes peace meeting following Fatah-Hamas unity accord

Marcy Oster Israel canceled a planned meeting with Palestinian peace negotiators after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party and Hamas signed a unity accord. ... [Link]

Synagogue worshippers in London save family from burning car

Marcy Oster Two men worshipping at a synagogue in London pulled members of a family from a burning car. ... [Link]

As Poland touts rescuers, filmmakers address Holocaust-era treachery

Cnaan Liphshiz “Ida,” a film about a Catholic woman who learns her parents were Jewish, is the latest in a wave of Polish films aiming to debunk the myth that all Poles were equal victims of the Nazis. ... [Link]

Breaking Passover with the Grey Lady

Julie Wiener Just hours after observant Jews ended their Passover-mandated abstinence from all things leavened, the New York Times gave them something to chew on: an entire Dining section devoted to bread. ... [Link]

Rabbi Aaron Landes, longtime Naval Reserve chaplains chief, dies

Marcy Oster Rabbi Aaron Landes, a Philadelphia congregational rabbi for decades and the longtime director of U.S. Naval Reserve chaplains, has died. ... [Link]

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