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Week in Review: July 3rd, 2015

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Shabbat shalom! We just got the following in from Rabbi Marc Soloway, who is up at Camp Ramah this week:

Friends,
I am up at Camp Ramah in the Rockies right now and in this beautiful, remote wilderness, I am inevitably removed from the outside world.  However, I have been hearing about the burning down of black churches in the south and it just breaks my heart that this is happening, so soon after the brutal murder of 9 people in a church in Charleston.  How can we, as Jews, who have seen our own sacred spaces burned throughout history, bear this?  I can’t.  As 4th of July approaches, I feel like we as Jews need to stand up more and more against this pernicious culture of hate that is alive and well in this land.  I have just supported Rebuild the Churches fund and I invite you to do the same.

Click here to support the interfaith effort to rebuild black churches in the south.

May we celebrate the 4th with determination to bring love and healing in the face of hate and destruction.
Rabbi Marc

Also, be sure to check out Connecting to Jewish Boulder, the BJN’s new business directory.  Find all kinds of businesses and service providers in the Boulder area who are supporters of the Jewish community.  If you have a business or service you’d like to offer to the community, submit your business here, or check to see if it’s already listed — and then claim your listing by clicking the “Claim This Listing” link.

Have a great weekend, and enjoy this week’s stories in the BJN.

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