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Cameron: Corbyn must renounce 'friends'

Cameron: Corbyn must renounce 'friends'

NEW YORK — British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to renounce his past indication of friendship with Hamas and Hezbollah. Cameron made the public demand on Wednesday, May 4, during Prime Minister’s Questions, a weekly session in the House of Commons during which lawmakers question the prime minister on... Read more...
Investors find 'unpolished' diamond in Akko

Investors find 'unpolished' diamond in Akko

MUHAMMAD ABU Marwan takes me through the artsy living room of Arabesque: An Arts and Residency Center in the Old City of Akko, Israel, with the noble ...
Colorado Springs teens love their BBYO chapter

Colorado Springs teens love their BBYO chapter

“WE CREATED ‘Bottles of Smiles’ for kids in the hospital by decorating jars and filling them with colorful stickers, crayons and coloring bookle...

‘Never again’ — a vain hope

PRAY FOR their souls. It may be all you can do. “Never again?” It is happening again. The massive death of innocents. Almost every day. On th...
Israeli airstrikes hit Hamas outposts in Gaza

Israeli airstrikes hit Hamas outposts in Gaza

TEL AVIV — An Israel Air Force aircraft targeted four Hamas military posts in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, May 5, according to the IDF Spoke...

Chaim Goldberg, 1949-2016

If you had $50,000 — or $500,000 — to distribute to tzedakah, would you entrust it to an individual on nothing but his say-so that it would be use...
 

Will Boulder be Nablus' sister city?

Will Boulder be Nablus' sister city? The sustained argument over whether Boulder should have a sister city relationship with the West Bank, largely Palestinian city of Nablus was sent into suspension last week when the Boulder City Council decided to hire a moderator to discuss the issue with proponents and opponents of the idea. On April 19, the council voted to spend up to $10,000 for the moderator who will facilitate a discussion among members of an as-yet unselected citizen panel. According to the Boulder Daily Camera, the Bou...
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Shmurah — not your average matzah

Shmurah — not your average matzah PASSOVER EDITION 5776SECTION B PAGE 6 IT COSTS more per pound than filet mignon. It might be burnt or taste like cardboard. It’s so delicate it often breaks in the box, rendering it unfit for some Passover ritual uses. Yet every year, Jews from Brooklyn to Bnei Brak line up to fork over their hard-earned money to buy boxes and boxes of the stuff.
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Noah's ark heading to Olympics

Noah's ark heading to Olympics RIO DE JANEIRO — A Dutch Christian organization is planning to sail a “replica” of Noah’s Ark to reach Brazil during the Summer Olympics and the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Longer than an official soccer field, the vessel was built following the biblical measurements given in Genesis 6:15, the director of the Ark of Noah Foundation, Herald A.M.A. Janssen, told ABC News.
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Author researches her family's ghostly New Mexico past

Author researches her family's ghostly New Mexico past HOW WOULD you react if you discovered that your great-great grandmother was rumored to be a ghost? Boulder Jewish journalist and author Hannah Nordhaus learned of precisely such a rumor and responded the way any self-respecting writer would: She wrote a book about it. The resulting volume, American Ghost: A Family’s Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest, released in March by HarperCollins, tells the compelling tale of Julia Staab, a German Jewish immigrant to Santa Fe in the mid-19th century,...
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Israel at 68

I. Perhaps one should have been a bit more jaded when, in the first 30 or so years of Israel’s independence, the world by and large showered the Jewish state with hossanahs. First, it came into existence against the combined might of many Arab armies. Then it rescued Holocaust survivors. Then it made the desert bloom. Then it withstood the openly genocidal boasts of the Arab states in 1967, led by Egypt’s Gamal Abdul Nasser. Then it withstood the Arab armies again in the Yom Kippur War of 1...
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Linda Dworkin

Linda Dworkin Linda K. Dworkin passed away April 11, 2016 in Denver after succumbing to a long battle. Rabbis Richard and Susan Rheins officiated at the April 13 service held at Temple Sinai. Interment followed at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.
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Would-be Florida synagogue bomber has mental problems from car wreck, says cousin

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A Florida man accused of planning to bomb a Miami-area synagogue last week has had psychiatric problems since suffering head injuries in a car accident, his family said. James Gonzalo Medina... [Link]

Labour’s Sadiq Khan, a critic of anti-Semitism in his party, elected first Muslim mayor of London

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Sadiq Khan was elected as the first-ever Muslim mayor of London, rising above his Labour Party’s anti-Semitism scandal. Khan won with 44 percent of the vote to Conservative candidate ... [Link]

Where Jewish conservatives stand on Donald Trump: A running tally

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — Never Trump? Always Trump? Never-doesn’t-last-forever-Trump? And what about Hillary or Bernie? Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, presents a quandary for ... [Link]

Far-right lawmaker: Israeli ‘revenge’ against Palestinians could’ve prevented Jewish violence

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A right-wing Israeli lawmaker with a history of making controversial statements said if the Israeli government had taken revenge on Palestinians, individual acts of violence could have been ... [Link]

For Mother’s Day, fun bits of Jewish parenting wisdom

Lisa Keys Mother’s Day raises big questions: What the heck should I get my mom? Will my kids call me? What to do about my naked preschooler who’s refusing to get dressed? You’re on your own o... [Link]

Chabad rabbi building ‘1st mikvah in West Africa’ in Nigeria

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — An Israeli firm and a Chabad rabbi working in Nigeria are preparing to open the first known Jewish ritual bath, or mikvah, in West Africa. Yisroel Ozen, a prominent Chabad emissary based... [Link]

Polish town names square after Knesset deputy speaker’s family

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — The deputy speaker of the Knesset, Hilik Bar, attended a ceremony in a Polish town that renamed its main square for his great-grandfather, who was murdered in the Holocaust. The renaming... [Link]

The new Han Solo is Jewish – and he was discovered at a bat mitzvah

Julie Wiener The next time you’re kvetching about having to go to another bar or bat mitzvah, think about this: Steven Spielberg could be there, and he could make you a star. That’s how it worked out for Alden... [Link]

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