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Historic Isaac Solomon Synagogue returned due to insufficient funds

Historic Isaac Solomon Synagogue returned due to insufficient funds

The Isaac Solomon Synagogue, once the spiritual center of the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society, has been turned over to its owner by the foundation that sought for years to restore and repurpose the historic structure. Eugene Kay, the last chairman of the JCRS Isaac Solomon Historic Synagogue Foundation — which until early last year had a 9... Read more...
Nuclear Iran far worse than ISIS

Nuclear Iran far worse than ISIS

THE bloody sectarian warfare in Iraq and Syria and the swift takeover of wide swaths of territory by the Sunni fundamentalist ISIS — now calling its...

A Page One headline in the Denver Post

The writers of newspaper stories virtually never write the headlines over their stories. If there is bias, inaccuracy or imbalance in a headline, the ...
Denver Jewry rallies for Israel

Denver Jewry rallies for Israel

THE 1,000-seat Temple Emanuel sanctuary was filled to overflowing for an Israel solidarity rally, Monday, July 14. The rally was organized by JEWISHco...
We are all kabbalists

We are all kabbalists

KABBALAH means receiving. It means taking in the spiritual energy coming down. It means doing nothing active. This week’s Torah portion presents th...
Zach Braff at Sundance: ‘Wish I Was Here’

Zach Braff at Sundance: ‘Wish I Was Here’

ZACH Braff is unabashedly and proudly Jewish. One might not deduce that, though, from the caustic attitude toward organized Judaism expressed at the b...
 

Mixed Jewish reaction to Hobby Lobby ruling

Mixed Jewish reaction to Hobby Lobby ruling WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that a privately held business may refuse to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives to employees. Jewish groups had closely watched the case that Hobby Lobby, a crafts chain, and Conestoga Wood Specialties, a cabinet maker, had brought against requirements in the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, because it is the president’s signature first-term legislation.
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Lag b’Omer...when I was a kid

Lag b’Omer...when I was a kid ONE of Pnina Newirth’s earliest childhood memories is a trip to Mount Meron on Lag b’Omer. But this was no ordinary family vacation. “I was very small, yet I vividly recall the huge fires and the immense crowds,” she says. Despite the cacophony and the roaring bonfires, the Ra’anana resident insists she felt no fear that day. “I knew my parents were there and would protect me. And we stood far enough back so give us a bit of distance,” Newirth recalls....
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Tel Aviv coach headed for NBA

Tel Aviv coach headed for NBA JERUSALEM — David Blatt, who guided Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Euroleague basketball championship, stepped down as the Israeli team’s coach to pursue opportunities in the NBA. Blatt made the announcement June 12 at a news conference in Tel Aviv. The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly have contacted Blatt for their vacant head coaching post. New York, Minnesota and Golden State reportedly are interested in Blatt, who holds US and Israeli citizenship, to fill slots as an assistant coach....
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Boulder Jewish Foundation’s grants stay in Boulder

Boulder Jewish Foundation’s grants stay in Boulder TWO organizations, the Boulder Jewish Community Foundation and Hazon, have funds available for Jewish organizations to use in their growth, outreach and community-building efforts. Each has its own set of parameters regarding what they fund and how to apply, but both deadlines are in July. While Foundation Executive Director Allen Hittelman said, “as a rule, BJCF’s focus is on helping the whole Jewish community, not just single specific organizations,” BJCF does use income from its endow...
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A Page One headline in the Denver Post

The writers of newspaper stories virtually never write the headlines over their stories. If there is bias, inaccuracy or imbalance in a headline, the responsibility rests with the newspaper, not the writer. A headline on Page One of the Denver Post this week caught our eye. It did not reflect the content of the story. It put an anti-Israel slant, not justified by the facts of the story, on the news about the war. The facts were rather simple and straightforward. Last Tuesday morning, a ceasefi...
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Michael Schatz

Michael Schatz Michael David Schatz passed away May 16, 2014, in Denver. He was 45. Rabbis Bruce Dollin and Steven Foster officiated at the May 19 service at the HEA. Interment followed at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Michael was loved by everyone who met him because of his easygoing and friendly nature,” the family said. “He was upbeat and positive and everyone noticed his smile and laugh. “Family and friends were extremely important to Michael.” Mr. Schatz was born...
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Iran talks extended, but uranium enrichment remains stumbling block

Ron Kampeas Tehran and the major powers have agreed to keep talking, but progress remains elusive on the core issue of Iranian centrifuges. ... [Link]

Protesters arrested after ‘die-in’ at Friends of IDF office

Miriam Moster Nine protesters against Israel’s Gaza operation were arrested inside the Manhattan offices of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces. ... [Link]

For two Americans, service to Israel ends in tragedy

Daniel Treiman Sean Carmeli and Max Steinberg, young immigrants to Israel, lost their lives in Gaza warfare. ... [Link]

Emergency transfer denied in kosher prison food case

Anthony Weiss A federal judge rejected a request by a Venezuelan Jewish detainee for an emergency transfer from an Alabama prison over complaints that it was not providing kosher meals. ... [Link]

Israeli soldier killed in Gaza firefight

Marcy Oster An Israeli soldier was killed in a “fire exchange” in Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces announced. ... [Link]

Rockets discovered at second U.N. school in Gaza

Marcy Oster Rockets were discovered in a second United Nations school in Gaza. ... [Link]

J Street explains pullout from Boston pro-Israel rally

Ron Kampeas J Street withdrew from a pro-Israel rally in Boston because it did not feel the rally would address all the group’s concerns. ... [Link]

Amid France synagogue attacks, support for Jewish self-defense group on the rise

Cnaan Liphshiz France’s Jewish Defense League, a controversial group with a history of vigilantism, is enjoying growing support amid fears that police cannot protect Jewish institutions. ... [Link]

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