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They call me "NewsHound IV," because I'm a clever Finnegan, sniffing out stories all over the Boulder area. I love Jewish holidays because the food is GREAT, especially the brisket. Well all the food. I was a rescue pup and glad to be on the scent!

Aleeza Ben Shalom Provides an Inside Look at Her “Jewish Matchmaking” Netflix Series

Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of modern Jewish dating culture with Netflix's Jewish Matchmaker Aleeza Ben Shalom! AJU’s Alyssa Silva will be in conversation with Aleeza to provide a candid and insightful look into the experiences and traditions of Jewish singles from across the US and Israel seeking love and companionship in the contemporary era.   A free online event.

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Letter: I Disagree with Rabbinic Council

I must disagree with the members of the Rabbinic Council. The Israeli Supreme Court and the Knesset do not currently serve as a check and balance on each other. As things stand now, the Court is clearly in control.

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Letter: The Changing Demographics of Israel

The Rabbinic Council of Boulder is entitled to its opinion, but it ignores the fact that a fair democratic election was held in Israel. ("The Rabbinic Council of Boulder Aligns Itself With Israel's Protestors Against Judicial Reform," BJN 5/9/23). The majority, albeit a small majority, voted for the Netanyahu coalition whose platform included judicial reform. 

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Israeli NGO “Bartali – Youth in Movement” Organizes “Israel Ride” in Aspen, CO

Bartali - Youth in Movement (BYIM) is a unique Israeli nonprofit that operates a network of cycling centers for at-risk youth aged 13-18, who live mainly in youth villages and welfare boarding facilities throughout Israel, as a platform for social mobility. We want to invite you to join BYIM for three incredible days of road & gravel rides in beautiful Aspen Colorado, in support of its educational programs.

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I’m Cycling for Children’s Hospital

Melanie Gruenwald is participating in the Courage Classic Bicycle Tour in July to raise money for Children's Hospital Colorado patients and families because I want to help Children's Colorado ensure healthier futures for kids.

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Opinion: Shattering Another Excuse For FDR’S Holocaust Apathy

A recent New York Times feature about a troubled World War II veteran has inadvertently shed fresh light on the Roosevelt administration’s refusal to bomb the railways leading to Auschwitz. The story also implicitly undermines one of the major themes of the recent Ken Burns documentary about America’s response to the Nazi genocide.

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Letter: Parliamentary History and Explainer

As most Americans are not familiar with the workings of Parliamentary governments, I thought BJN readers might appreciate a bit of background concerning Bruce Ticker’s remark about the Knesset’s slim majority seeking to transform the (Israeli) Supreme Court’s authority ("DeSantis Visit to Israel Not All That Kosher" Boulder Jewish News May 4, 2023).

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Letter: We Must All Confront Anti-Semitism

As we write this, we are deeply disturbed by the rise of anti-Semitism in our society. It is a cancer that eats away at the very fabric of our communities and threatens the well-being of everyone. This insidious hatred must be opposed by all people of good will.

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Letter: Harvard Travels Back to Its Nazi Future

or President Lawrence Bacow and Harvard University today,  it is a truly shameful deja vu all over again as  Harvard has embarked on an attempt to awash itself again  -- as it did with numerous Nazi universities  -- with those who celebrate antisemitism -- specifically Al-Quds University near Jerusalem. 

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JCC Denver Hosts ‘Senior Prom’ for Adults 55+ on May 11

The Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) is hosting the inaugural Senior Prom at the JCC Denver for adults 55 and older, in partnership with One Medical Seniors and Kavod Senior Life on Thursday, May 11.

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Letter: “Rock Throwing” is a Dangerous Crime

The news of three teens' recent rock throwing highway spree, ("Three men arrested in connection with fatal rock-throwing spree", Daily Camera 4/26/23) that killed one young driver, surely shocked Coloradans and many others around the nation.

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