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Weekly Edition: April 28th, 2017

Shabbat Shalom! Sunday night marks the beginning of Yom HaZikaron, Israeli Memorial Day, which then becomes Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day on Monday night.  Plan on being at the Boulder JCC both nights for very different commemoration events.

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


Jewish Life

  • Shabbat Nugget – The Right Person to Judge ‍‍(4/27/2017) - 1 Iyar 5777 - In this week's Torah portion we learn about the Tzoraas affliction which was a form of leprosy that a person contacted as a punishment for speaking ill about other people.


Arts and Culture

  • Triumphs Amid Tragedy in Two Films ‍‍(4/26/2017) - 30 Nisan 5777 - Two superb features films, set in 1944, detail stunning stories of desperation.
  • Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War ‍‍(4/26/2017) - 30 Nisan 5777 - From award-winning journalist and blogger Ron Kaplan comes "Hank Greenberg in 1938: Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War" (Sports Publishing; April 2017). This well-researched, month-by-month chronicle of the Jewish Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer describes what was going on in both Germany and the United States in 1938 through the lens of Continue Reading
  • Commemorate 50 Years Since Israel’s Six-Day War with New Adult Ed Course ‍‍(4/25/2017) - 29 Nisan 5777 - Beginning Tuesday May 9, Rabbi Benjy Brackman of Chabad of NW Metro Denver will offer a fascinating new six-session course called "Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six-Day War."

About Editor

I’m David Fellows, and I’ve served as a writer, photographer and/or an editor on my junior high and high school newspapers; the Daily Trojan at USC (where I earned my journalism degree); the student newspaper at the Anderson School at UCLA (where I earned my MBA); and I’ve written and edited countless business documents and presentations in the ensuing twenty years. I was also a professional photographer from 1978 to 1988 (although you never really stop…).

I’ve been involved Jewishly since my bris and in Boulder since 1995. I’m married to my Executive Director Cheryl, and we have two children, Lauren and Ethan.

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