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Oct 09th
Hate and violence in the Holy Land

Hate and violence in the Holy Land

TEL AVIV — First it was clashes on the Temple Mount. Then a mother and father — Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin — were shot before the eyes of their four children, Oct. 1. Then two men were killed in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City, Oct. 3. Then a 15-year-old was stabbed in the Old City, Oct. 4. At press time, on Oct. 7, the IJN re... Read more...

JEWISHcolorado clicking on all cylinders

Gonna do it. Gonna make it happen. It is one thing to cast a lovely vision for the future; it is quite something else to present the evidence that i...
IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest

THE 29TH annual Intermountain Jewish News-Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest is open for entries. Deadline for entries in the contest is 5 p.m., Mon...

The real hate crimes

IF A white man hates a black man and murders him, it’s a classic hate crime. But how often does it happen? Even once is too often, but the ADL stu...
Documentary reveals extraordinary heroism from ordinary couple

Documentary reveals extraordinary heroism from ordinary couple

The documentary film “50 Children: The Rescue of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus” tells the remarkable story of a seemingly unremarkable couple from Philadelph...
Ban on intermarried rabbis lifted

Ban on intermarried rabbis lifted

WYNCOTE, Penn — The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) has revoked its “Non-Jewish Partner” policy, which previously stated: “The RRC ...

Refugee crisis: Israeli doctors pluck children from the water

Refugee crisis: Israeli doctors pluck children from the water LESBOS, Greece — As the small rubber dinghy crowded with Syrians and Afghans emerged from the midnight-black sea to land on a desolate pebble beach, the first people to greet the bewildered and frightened refugees were two Israelis. “Does anyone need a doctor?” Majeda Kardosh, 27, a nurse from Nazareth, shouted repeatedly in Arabic as the asylum seekers scrambled ashore amid cries of celebration and tears of relief at surviving the short but perilous crossing from Turkey to this Greek isl...

Your etrog...courtesy of Mohammed

Your etrog...courtesy of Mohammed ASSADS, Morocco — Why the Jews want etrogs, Mohammed Douch does not entirely understand. What he does know is that they are his main customers. Each August and September, Jewish merchants come from around the world to his remote grove in the highlands of Morocco — an hour-long hike through mountains, over rocks and along cliffsides. Most of the year, Douch, 67, a retired restaurant worker, lives in the northern coastal metropolis of Casablanca. But every summer he moves into a structure wi...

Oral cancer survivor in Ride to Conquer Cancer

Oral cancer survivor in Ride to Conquer Cancer MIAMI — It all started with a little bump on his neck. Now Jason Mendelsohn is on a mission to conquer cancer and spread the word about human papilloma virus-related cancer, or HPV. In April, 2014, Mendelsohn was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, which turned out to be stage 4 HPV-related tonsil cancer, which had spread to two lymph nodes in his neck. He had a radical tonsillectomy and neck dissection in which 42 lymph nodes were removed in his neck, followed by seven weeks of chemo, r...

White House lauds Rabbi Soloway for green activism

White House lauds Rabbi Soloway for green activism THE WHITE House honored 12 people of faith, each one as a “Champion of Change,” for their achievements in protecting the environment and communities from the hazards of climate change, on Monday, July 20. One of these “Champions of Change” is Rabbi Marc Soloway of Boulder’s Congregation Bonai Shalom. Thanks to Rabbi Soloway, Bonai Shalom was the first zero waste synagogue in the country. The congregation’s Ner Tamid is powered through a solar panel, showing sustainability through s...

Welcome, ADL national commissioners

We’re always proud to show off our beautiful city and state, but when a prestigious group such as the ADL National Commission comes to Denver, it becomes a distinct honor. We are proud that the meeting is hosted by the Mountain States regional office with its hard-working staff and dedicated board who have kept Colorado a relatively harmonious and safe place for people of all races, religions and backgrounds. A special welcome to ADL’s new national director, Jonathan Greenblatt. Copyright...

Miriam Hoffman

Miriam Hoffman Miriam Hoffman, a survivor of both polio and the Holocaust who passed away in Denver on Sept. 25, 2015, was described by her family as an “aunt, friend, speaker and writer.” Born in Greece on Oct. 11, 1935, Mrs. Hoffman was a reflexologist by profession as well as a volunteer with ORT and the Rose Hospital gift shop.

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WATCH: 2 videos of the violence in Israel

Gabe Friedman Some of the unrest that continued in Israel Friday was captured on video. ... [Link]

Connecticut day school has ‘soft lockdown’ after threatening call

Julie Wiener The school immediately called the police who arrived within 90 seconds and found nothing amiss. ... [Link]

Israeli security official: ‘Lone wolf’ terrorism, not Abbas, behind violence

Julie Wiener Meanwhile, leaders in Gaza are calling on West Bank Palestinians to escalate the violence. ... [Link]

Does Susan Rice think Benjamin Netanyahu is a racist?

Ron Kampeas Susan Rice does not believe Benjamin Netanyahu is a racist, Dennis Ross says, but she does not otherwise trust him. ... [Link]

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio to visit Israel, talk anti-Semitism

Gabe Friedman De Blasio will leave Thursday, Oct. 15 for Jerusalem, where he will be the keynote speaker at a conference of international mayors. ... [Link]

Leading rabbi: Jewish visitors to Temple Mount ‘sparked’ current tensions

Julie Wiener Rabbi Shimon Ba’adani,a member of Shas’ Council of Torah Sages,said Thursday: “Do not provoke the nations, even if we are in control here, there is a halacha …” ... [Link]

Settler leader’s wife, children, hurt in stoning attack

Cnaan Liphshiz Assailants caused collision that lightly wounded Oriya Dagan and three of her children. ... [Link]

Texas flood victims receive $300k in scholarships

Cnaan Liphshiz Assistance with Jewish education freamworks was made possible thanks to two grants by the Jim Joseph and AVI CHAI Foundations. ... [Link]

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