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IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest

THE 28th annual Intermountain Jewish News-Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest is open for entries. Deadline for entries in the contest is 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. IJN’s address is 1177 Grant St., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80203. Since its inception, the contest, for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, has attracted and brought tog... Read more...

Pink Shabbat in Denver, Oct. 24-25

There are many women who struggle with breast cancer among us: a family member, a friend, a fellow congregant, a colleague, a neighbor. They had annua...
Rose Ready ‘for Ebola'

Rose Ready ‘for Ebola'

DENVER’S Rose Medical Center started implementing Ebola protocols before John Eric Duncan presented symptoms of the hemorrhagic disease last month i...
Converts say Freundel went well beyond peeping

Converts say Freundel went well beyond peeping

  NEW YORK — When Rabbi Barry Freundel asked Bethany Mandel to take a “really long shower” before a “practice dunk” in the mikveh prior to...
West Side Jewish Community attracts diverse crowd

West Side Jewish Community attracts diverse crowd

Despite a Jewish presence — at times prominent — on Denver’s West Side for more than 125 years, a new Jewish community is emerging in the neighb...
Heart of East Denver

Heart of East Denver

THERE are precious few nooks and crannies in Denver — buildings, streets, alleys, bridges, corners and who knows what else — that Phil Goodstein h...
 

Israeli Arabs fear discrimination

BEERSHEBA, Israel — Handcuffed to a wooden chair in the middle of the night, Rafat Awaysha still wasn’t sure what crime he had committed. He had announced a demonstration against the war in Gaza in a July 11 Facebook post. Soon afterward, he received a call from the police, who came to his dormitory and took him in for questioning. Released after an hour, Awaysha, the head of the Arab-Israeli Balad party student group at Ben Gurion University in Beersheba, thought the ordeal was over. But ...
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Is a lunar eclipse on Sukkot an ominous sign?

Is a lunar eclipse on Sukkot an ominous sign? LOS ANGELES — As we usher in Sukkot, will there be a blood moon rising? John Hagee, the San Antonio pastor who wrote the book Four Blood Moons: Something is About to Change, would have us believe so. Hagee predicts that because of a cycle of four lunar eclipses called a tetrad — two this year and next on Passover and Sukkot — that something big is about to happen, like the Rapture. The eclipse will be seen throughout much of the world on Oct. 7 and 8 — the latter the eve of Sukkot. It...
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Jewish gridders gearing up for NFL campaign

Jewish gridders gearing up for NFL campaign BALTIMORE — Blocking brothers, a college star seeking success in the pros, a fullback who hasn’t had a carry in four seasons and a couple of ace special teamers are among the Jewish players on NFL rosters as the league kicks off this week. A punter may join the group after sitting out the preseason because of a personal issue. Also, Marc Trestman is back for his second season as coach of the Chicago Bears after moving to the NFL following a stellar career on the sidelines in the Canadian F...
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IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest THE 28th annual Intermountain Jewish News-Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest is open for entries. Deadline for entries in the contest is 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. IJN’s address is 1177 Grant St., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80203. Since its inception, the contest, for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, has attracted and brought together children from all corners of the Jewish community.
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Election 2014: Your vote counts on whether Iran will go nuclear

It’s become obvious in the US-Iran negotiations that the US administration will not stop Iran  from going nuclear. Only Congress can. And you will elect Congress. Shortly after the upcoming election in November the US will decide whether Iran gets a nuclear bomb. We freely concede: Immigration is a critical issue. Likewise, heath care. And economic recovery.
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Stephen Goldberg

Stephen Goldberg Stephen Goldberg, a Denver native, passed away Oct. 14, 2014, at the age of 72. Rabbi Steven Foster officiated at the Oct. 15 graveside service at Emanuel Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “He always had an open door to help a friend or a loved one in need,” the family said. “We will remember him with joy.” Mr. Goldberg was born Sept. 23, 1942, in Denver to the late Mary and Marvin Goldberg. He grew up on the West Side and attended Colfax Elementary, Lake Junior and No...
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Dutch mayor likens Dutch jihadis to Jews who left for prestate Israel

Cnaan Liphshiz A Dutch mayor said Holland should not prevent Islamists from leaving for Syria just as it let Jews immigrate to prestate Israel. ... [Link]

From grandfather of baby terror victim, a tearful message

Ben Sales Chaya Zissel Braun was just 3 months old when a Palestinian man rammed his car into a crowd of people waiting for the Jerusalem light rail. ... [Link]

Israel’s Rivlin seeks to cure ‘disease’ of racism

Ben Sales The new president, the Likud party’s elder statesman, has been his country’s most vocal politician in recent history on issues of racial discrimination and violence. ... [Link]

U.S. makes some light rail stations off limits to gov’t staffers in Israel

Marcy Oster U.S. government personnel have been restricted from using Jerusalem Light Rail stations in parts of eastern Jerusalem for a month. ... [Link]

Moscow JCC renamed for JDC’s Ralph Goldman

Marcy Oster Salute is called a “fitting tribute” to a visionary Jewish leader who helped rebuild Jewish life in Russia. ... [Link]

Israel slams Latvian show celebrating Nazi’s life

Cnaan Liphshiz In criticizing “Cukurs, Herbert Cukurs,” the Foreign Ministry makes a rare comment about an artistic endeavor that is not about Israel. ... [Link]

Kit to check food for pork traces hits France

Julie Wiener Could do-it-yourself food tests ever replace kosher supervision? ... [Link]

After Twitter ruling, tech firms increasingly toe Europe’s line on hate speech

Cnaan Liphshiz Facebook and YouTube have taken steps to remove hateful material from their sites — a result, experts say, of Twitter’s defeat in a French court last year. ... [Link]

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