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Of Tzedek and Hate Crimes: Boulder Haver Stands with NY & CA

We stand together in support and mourning of two deadly mass shootings that occurred over the weekend and are being investigated as hate crimes: one at a Buffalo, NY supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood, the other at Taiwanese church in Laguna Woods, CA. 

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JEWISHcolorado, JCRC, ADL Condemn Horrific Attack

JEWISHcolorado, the ADL Mountain States Region, and the Jewish Community Relations Council stand with the community of Buffalo, New York where ten people have been murdered and three others injured at a grocery store in what authorities are calling an act of "racially motivated violent extremism."

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Letter: Settler Colonial = Kike = Sheeny. No Difference

hears the term "settler colonial" spewed as an obscene epithet throughout the American Academia today to disparage the Jewish people of Israel and Zionism positing the fallacious claim that Zionism is an entirely 19th century European invention when in fact Zionism is the singular foundational narrative of the 4000-year-old Jewish Bible.

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Column: The Path Back to Cultural Suppression

a woman wearing a burqa

Perhaps the Taliban decided it would be timely to out-do our Supreme Court. It decreed on Saturday that the women of Afghanistan must cover their entire bodies, at least with a garment known as a hijab. A burqa would be better, but it is not required.

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“The Farm Where It Happened?” Drip Irrigation & A Summer of Israeli Environmental Adventure

When we were on a month long family visit to Israel in 1986, on a Denver Federation sponsored trip, Kesher, we saw with our own eyes the very leaky pipe where the inspiration for Drip Irrigation was born.

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Letter: ADL: Better Late Than Never

For many years thoughtful Jews have railed against ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt for almost exclusively focusing on the dangers of right-wing antisemitism -- which certainly Jews should be made aware of -- to the exclusion of the dangers of left-wing antisemitism.

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Column: Muslim ‘Lioness’ Growls at the Christians

Now I will need to avoid being in the middle when Christians sing the praises of Jesus and Muslims conduct a competing prayer session whether 30,000 feet in the air or on earth. Or an insane asylum.

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ADL Audit Finds Antisemitic Incidents Reached All-Time High In 2021

Antisemitic incidents in the Mountain States Region surged in 2021 mirroring a nationwide trend of increased anti-Jewish activity in the United States, according to a report released today by ADL (Anti-Defamation League).

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Matzah in Hand, Local Jewish Leaders and Allies Call on Wells Fargo to “Move Their Dough” from Fossil Fuels

On April 19, Jewish leaders from Colorado Jewish Climate Action (CJCA) and Dayenu: a Jewish Call to Climate Action, Colorado Jews for Justice, and Ekar Farm gathered in front of the Denver branch of Wells Fargo Bank to call on Wells Fargo CEO, Charlie Scharf, to take immediate action to end their investments in fossil fuels.

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Column: Israeli Police vs. Circular Logic

people walking up and down the stairs near temple

On the first day of Passover, I left a store and entered my car only to look up and spot two bizarre signs on the wall – one warning of death in “hell-fire” for anyone who kills a son of Islam and the second crediting Muslims for building the Pyramids in Egypt.

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Jewish Philanthropists Catch the Spirit in Uplifting Mission to Israel

After seven magical days in Israel, 12 Jewish National Fund-USA partners (donors), mostly from the Colorado area, returned home from the organization’s Catch the Spirit Mission — one of the first missions to return to Israel since the start of the pandemic.

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250 Jewish Refugees to Celebrate Pesach Seder in Warsaw

With thousands of Ukrainian Jews displaced from their homes and Pesach just two days away, some intrepid individuals are taking action to ensure that they can celebrate the Festival of Redemption with sentiments of joy and freedom.

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Letter: Finally, Israel Understands PR

For years Zionists have lamented Israel's apparent failure to recognize that it has been losing a PR battle led by antisemitic professors at American universities and antisemitic members of the mainstream media. Well, apparently Israel finally got it.

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National #6MillionSteps Campaign Launches To Remember The Holocaust, Spotlight Rising US Antisemitism

From the “Rocky” steps at Philadelphia’s Museum of Art to the Babi Yar Park in Denver, people from coast to coast are running and walking this month to remember the Holocaust and spotlight rising antisemitism in the Israeli-American Council’s #6MillionSteps campaign.

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How Your Federated $$ Are Working in Ukraine

We thank the many Coloradans who have generously supported this effort through JEWISHcolorado, and we want to provide the following details of how dollars have been put to work immediately to help those in need.

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