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With AIPAC, Rabbi Black briefed on Iran, pluralism

With AIPAC, Rabbi Black briefed on Iran, pluralism

Temple Emanuel’s Rabbi Joe Black returned from Israel late last week, after a “whirlwind” mission to the Jewish state sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The seven-day mission was designed for American “progressive” rabbis, a total of 19 of whom, split evenly between the Reform and Conservative movements, made the ... Read more...

From the fat to the fanatic

The world seems to run in extremes. On the one hand are those who never exercise. Doctor’s admonitions — and the examples of people who’ve throw...
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 communiti...

Letter to Sen. Bennet, Reps. DeGette, Perlmutter, Polis, Tipton

At press time, Sen. Bennet, and Reps. DeGette, Polis, Tipton and Perlmutter, are undecided on the Iran deal. Here is why they should vote no. I. T...
Pollard quid pro quo?

Pollard quid pro quo?

TEL AVIV — When the US frees convicted spy Jonathan Pollard in November, many in Israel will celebrate the moment for which they have fought and hop...
Ten years since Gaza withdrawal

Ten years since Gaza withdrawal

For the 9,000 Gush Katif residents uprooted from their homes during Israel’s unilateral 2005 disengagement from the southwestern edge of Gaza, memor...
 

CNN poll: Americans oppose deal

WASHINGTON — A slight majority of Americans want Congress to reject the Iran nuclear deal, a CNN poll found. The poll published Tuesday, July 28, showed that 52% of respondents wanted Congress to reject the deal and 44% wanted it approved. The phone poll of 1,017 adults, conducted by ORC International between July 22 and 25, has a margin of error of three percentage points. Congress has until mid-September to decide whether or not to approve the sanctions relief for nuclear restrictions dea...
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Rabbi saved a Jewish city in Greece

Rabbi saved a Jewish city in Greece Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day 5775 IN THE Jerusalem Hills, there stands the single largest memorial to the Holocaust in the world known as Martyrs’ Forest, which is comprised of six million trees planted in memory of those six million Jews who perished. A unique ceremony, the only one its kind held on Holocaust Remembrance Day in the capital, was scheduled to take place there this year to commemorate the heroism of Jews who rescued fellow Jews during the Holocaust. JNF and the B’na...
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Historical fiction: 'What if?' and 'faction'

Historical fiction: 'What if?' and 'faction' They say truth is stranger than fiction, and maybe that’s why the genre of historical fiction has always been captivating. It’s time travel mixed with fantasy, allowing the reader to experience a time period or major event in a personal way. Two books published this fall use the art of historical fiction to explore two major events of the 20th century. The Intermountain Jewish News reviews The Ambassador by Yehuda Avner and The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor, the first a counterfactual, as...
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Quiet, shady, peaceful...taking care of Mt. Nebo

Quiet, shady, peaceful...taking care of Mt. Nebo OF ALL the places people take for granted, please consider the humble cemetery. When a funeral is set to take place, or a visit is scheduled to the grave of a loved one, the setting is bucolic. Neatly trimmed trees shade the verdant grass below. Litter and debris have been fastidiously removed. The ambience is quiet, shady and peaceful, perfect for those who need to grieve, or contemplate, or pray.
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Letter to Sen. Bennet, Reps. DeGette, Perlmutter, Polis, Tipton

At press time, Sen. Bennet, and Reps. DeGette, Polis, Tipton and Perlmutter, are undecided on the Iran deal. Here is why they should vote no. I. There is a perverse advantage to witnessing atrocities up front, in person. Even the best of the witnesses will say, “then my knees went weak and I went away.”
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Philip Mobell

Philip Mobell Philip Mobell, a Denver resident who also resided in Scottsdale, Ariz., passed away July 24, 2015, in Scottsdale. He was 90. Rabbis Bruce Dollin and Joe Black officiated at the July 27 service at the HEA. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Phil was a devoted husband to Arlene for 67 years,” his loved ones said. “And he was fiercely devoted to his family. “His positive attitude and desire to live enabled him to battle numerous health challenges. He is an example to all of us to ne...
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Gulf Cooperation Council ‘reassured’ by Iran nuclear deal

Ron Kampeas Qatari foreign minister says the deal leaves the region ‘very secure, very stable.’ ... [Link]

Top ex-security figures urge Netanyahu to accept Iran deal, work with U.S.

Ron Kampeas The statement also calls for moves toward Israeli-Palestinian peace. ... [Link]

After ‘Trainwreck’ shooting, Amy and Charles Schumer join for gun control

Ron Kampeas Comedian Amy Schumer, who stars in the movie, called the attack which killed two and injured 9 “very personal for me.” ... [Link]

Freshmen Congress members travel to Israel ahead of Iran vote

Ron Kampeas House Republican Peter Roskam of Illinois says opponents of the Iran nuclear deal have the numbers to pass a resolution of disapproval. ... [Link]

Leading House Republican, Democrat introduce anti-BDS resolution

Ron Kampeas The resolution’s language notably does not cite “Israeli-controlled territories,” as did previous trade legislation. ... [Link]

Israel to allow tougher interrogation of Jewish terrorism suspects

Julie Wiener The country’s interior security minister said the security Cabinet had deemed “any method” of interrogation “kosher,” ... [Link]

Shin Bet sees Jewish terrorist network as likely culprit in Duma attack

Julie Wiener The network, which has been operating since 2013, seeks to bring down the Israeli government and replace it with a Jewish theocracy, the security agency said. ... [Link]

For first time in 100 years, outsider tapped to lead Looksteins’ N.Y. shul

Uriel Heilman With Rabbi Haskel Lookstein set to retire, Kehilath Jeshurun is turning to a longtime Montreal spiritual leader to lead the storied modern Orthodox synagogue. ... [Link]

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