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Aug 31st
Music of Dutch Jewish composers

Music of Dutch Jewish composers

“Meeting the Ghosts: Holland and WW II,” a two-part concert and film event honoring four Dutch Jewish composers suppressed or killed in the Holocaust and Holland’s resistance efforts, takes place Saturday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., at Temple Sinai. Held prior to Selichot, “Meeting the Ghosts” resurrects the music of Leo Smit, Nico Richter, Rosy W... Read more...

Surprise, surprise from ‘neutral’ Switzerland

Surprise, surprise. Switzerland is the first country to lift its sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran. The ink on the nuclear deal between t...
Sir Winton, British 'Schindler,' to appear on stamp

Sir Winton, British 'Schindler,' to appear on stamp

LONDON — Britain’s Royal Mail said it will issue a commemorative stamp featuring Sir Nicholas Winton, known as the “British Schindler.” The d...

Do US taxpayers help Jewish terror?

NEW YORK — Taxpayer dollars in the US and Israel are subsidizing Jewish terrorism against Arabs, a complaint filed with the New York state Attorney ...
To regret or not to regret

To regret or not to regret

WHEN MY husband, Ray, was diagnosed with cancer almost four years ago, we became a team, determined to face the challenge of living with cancer head o...
Israelis cycle in USA's top race — in Colorado

Israelis cycle in USA's top race — in Colorado

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — As Israeli bicyclist Yoav Bear sped through the end of Stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge race at nearly 11,000 feet of elevation ...

Is a Hamas-Israel deal in the offing?

Is a Hamas-Israel deal in the offing? TEL AVIV — After more than a decade of failed diplomacy, Israel could be close to signing a major agreement with the Palestinians. They’re just not the Palestinians you thought. After years of vowing not to negotiate with Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, Israel may be finalizing a deal with the terrorist group that reportedly would lift Israel’s blockade of Gaza in exchange for a cessation of Hamas rocket attacks and tunneling into Israel for at least eight years....

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...

Israelis cycle in USA's top race — in Colorado

Israelis cycle in USA's top race — in Colorado STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — As Israeli bicyclist Yoav Bear sped through the end of Stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge race at nearly 11,000 feet of elevation in the Colorado Rockies, he thrust his water bottle into the hand of a young spectator clutching an Israeli flag. Bear’s gesture made the day, if not the vacation, of the 13-year-old bystander, Ilai Engelhardt, a resident of the northern Israeli town of Avtalion who loves competitive cycling. On Aug. 18, his American uncle and aunt had brought ...

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...

If Hezbollah attacks Israel, it’s . . . Israel’s fault

Pressure to support the Iran deal is one thing; anti-Semitic implications are another. In early August, President Obama hosted 20 Jewish leaders at the White House’s Cabinet Room. His goal: to convince them to support the Iran deal. His rationale: not to support the deal will endanger Israel. Why? Because Iran will retaliate via its terrorist beneficiary, Hezbollah. So, according to Obama, if you say no to the deal, then the rockets from Lebanon will rain down. This logic is not only misguid...

Libby Rosen

Libby Rosen Elizabeth “Libby” Rosen, an adored matriarch of Denver Jewry, passed away July 18, 2015, in Denver. She was 94. Rabbi Avraham Mintz of Lone Tree Chabad and Rabbi Steven Rubenstein of Shalom Cares officiated at the July 20 service at Golden Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Today is the first event that I have been to in my 65 years that my mother didn’t tell me where to sit,” son Marc Rosen said at the service.

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Jewish former lawmakers urge backing for Iran nuclear deal

Ron Kampeas Jane Harman, who once was the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, was among 75 ex-Congress members who signed a letter pressing their sitting colleagues to support the agreement. ... [Link]

Orthodox students at Dartmouth press for stricter kashrut

Julie Wiener More than 500 Dartmouth students have signed a petition urging the Ivy League school in New Hampshire to use a more stringent supervising agency for its kosher cafeteria. ... [Link]

Parents of Jewish journalist Steven Sotloff reflect on first anniversary of his slaying

Julie Wiener On the eve of the first anniversary of their son’s murder by ISIS, Arthur and Shirley Sotloff said they had held out hope for his survival because his grandparents were Holocaust survivors. ... [Link]

Marvin Mandel, Maryland’s only Jewish governor, dies at 95

Julie Wiener Mandel earned kudos for policy victories, but a fraud conviction in 1977 forced him to leave office and sent him to prison. ... [Link]

Hungarian official booed off Jewish festival stage for defending disinvited singer

Julie Wiener The heckling came after Csaba Latorcai defended Maria Petras, who had been scheduled to appear at the festival but was disinvited amid allegations of anti-Semitism. ... [Link]

Israel to allow Palestinian soccer players to travel for West Bank match

Gabe Friedman The Sept. 8 match will test Israel’s stated willingness to relax its travel restrictions on Palestinian players. ... [Link]

NHL lawyer excels for league and family – can she make history?

mbrodsky Some foresee Jessica Berman, 37, as the first female commissioner of a men’s professional sports league. But the New Yorker may have made an even greater impact since her husband’s stroke. ... [Link]

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