Shabbat shalom! It’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day/Auschwitz Liberation Day. Sadly, the news has not been good lately around Holocaust awareness or antisemitism. This week’s edition has several stories on that theme.
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with our brothers and sisters under attack in Israel, Ukraine, and the women of this country, and we are thinking of and praying for all the victims of genocide, particularly the Shoah.
Stay warm, stay safe and stay healthy!
Here are stories from the last week:
- International March of Living Calls for Preservation of Children’s Shoes at Auschwitz (1/26/2023) - Marking the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and International Holocaust Memorial Day, the International March of the Living has issued an urgent call to secure the funds to preserve some 8,000 shoes belonging to children, most of them Jewish, who were in vast majority murdered in the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. Continue Reading
- Online Holocaust Denial Suppressed in English, Rife in Arabic (1/26/2023) - As International Holocaust Remembrance Day forces Jews to ask themselves how safe they feel, new data from CyberWell has revealed social media companies’ underinvestment in monitoring antisemitism in Arabic. Continue Reading
- Column: ‘Dream Job’ In Rural Michigan Becomes Nightmare for Jewish Educator (1/26/2023) - After nine days as dean of students at a middle school, Michael Woodberg resigned. The offense? Being Jewish. Continue Reading
- Mar-A-Lago Is Not on The Way to Auschwitz (1/26/2023) - A new record may have just been set—for the most Hitler analogies in a 24-hour period. Continue Reading
- FFRF Accuses Coach Deion Sanders of Imposing Religion at JSU and Now at CU (1/25/2023) - Sports legend Deion Sanders is misusing his new position as the University of Colorado football coach to foist Christianity on the program, asserts the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Continue Reading
- JNF’s Top Five “Made-In-Israel” Gifts For Valentine’s Day (1/23/2023) - With the Jewish festival of love, Tu B’av, still several months away, some may find Valentine’s Day (February 14) to be the perfect excuse to spoil that special loved one in their life. And now you can find the perfect gift while also supporting Israeli small businesses through Jewish National Fund-USA’s Online Mitzvah Marketplace (jnf.org/shopping).… Continue Reading
- Latest News from JTree (1/23/2023) - Hello Forest Fans, Happy Valentine's Day! Here are a few quick links about exciting events that are coming up for your involvement. Continue Reading
- Toby Ellis and Tyler Emdur B’nai Mitzvah (1/23/2023) - On Saturday, January 28th, 2023 Toby Ellis and Tyler Emdur will be called to the Torah as B'nai Mitzvah at Congregation Har HaShem. Continue Reading
Arts and Culture
- “Unorthodox” Meets “Broad City” in New Israeli TV Show (1/25/2023) - The show takes a very American Jewish kind of TV comedy that's popular and puts it in an Israeli context. It has a "Broad City" vibe but has similarities to "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" as well. Continue Reading
- Front Range Downloadable Library Exceeds One Million Ebook and Audiobook Checkouts in 2022 (1/25/2023) - Front Range Downloadable Library (which includes Boulder Public Library) announced that it reached a record-breaking one million digital book checkouts in 2022. Continue Reading
- Boulder JCC Hosting Tu B’shevat Seder: Of the Earth (1/23/2023) - The 15th of the Hebrew month Shevat celebrates the New Year of the Trees. This year we invite the community to experience a Tu B'Shevat seder that explores what trees, forests, and eco-systems teach us as earthlings about our consumption, waste, and economy! Continue Reading