Shabbat shalom and Happy Passover! We hope you are having a good week despite the tragic news out of Kansas City last weekend and the difficult international news about an Israeli policeman killed in the West Bank before Passover and pro-Russian militiamen in eastern Ukraine calling for the registration of Jews. On the other hand, Russian President Vladimir Putin was actually complimentary toward Russia’s Jews in a holiday greeting released on Monday. And as it happens, next week is Russian Culture Week at CU Boulder, sponsored by the Russian Studies Department.
All that said, here are this week’s stories from the BJN: