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Katie Couric Wasn’t The First: FDR, Truman And The Jews

Controversy has erupted over the admission by journalist Katie Couric that she doctored her 2016 interview with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in order to “protect” Ginsburg from criticism of her opposition to athletes kneeling during the national anthem. But Couric joins a growing list of authors who have altered the unflattering words of individuals whom they admire, in order to shield them from embarrassment.

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The Teenage Years: Better Run Away

nveloped in my tallit. Our next-door neighbors have two adorable kids, the oldest a loquacious blonde with a favorite game. I watch him try, often successfully, to run away from his house and down the street while his panicked nanny chases him and screams epithets in Spanish. Every day he gets a little farther and she screams a little louder.

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Column: Question ‘Palestine’, Whatever It Is

“Saying ‘Free Palestine’ is the beginning of what we meet to talk about on this issue,” says Canadian author Desmond Cole. As I moved on to read his further comments, I was anxious to finally learn what “Free Palestine” means. Many readers are probably cynical enough to expect Cole to disappoint.

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Column: Coincidence? Iron Dome Triggers Rare Bipartisan Stand Over Process in Congress

It might otherwise have been delightful to witness a lone irregular Republican senator join with a handful of insufferable House Democrats who take a bipartisan stand over process and money in the halls of Congress.

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80 Years After the Babi Yar Massacre – Our Duty Cannot Be Destroyed

Israel's flag flying atop Masada.

By Dr. Michael Laitman In September 1941, within just two days, the Nazis murdered 33,771 Jews in the Babi Yar ravine on the outskirts of Kiev in then Nazi-occupied Ukraine. In doing so, they had effectively eliminated the Jewish population in the country’s capital. The Jews did not gather in …

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Letter: Voting “Present”: The Refuge of Cowards

Members of Congress are paid  large six-figure salaries and many thousands of dollars more in perks to make decisions, that is, to vote  Yea or Nay — not to vote “Present.” 

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Setting New Table for Family Philanthropy Helps Families Thrive

Once the kids have left the nest for school, work, starting their own families or other endeavors, there is a unique opportunity to set a new table so that all family members are invited to sit, share, develop and act on common values and goals around money, philanthropy and making a difference. 

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Column: Pinning Down Abbas: No Clarity, No Peace

In his address to the U.N. last Friday, Abbas demanded that Israel turn over its territories to the Palestinians within a year or he would reconsider recognition of Israel, according to the Associated Press.

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Column: An Act of War…Against American Jews

The so-called “progressives” in Congress led Democrats to commit an act of war against the Jewish people on Tuesday, when the House leadership slashed $1 billion incorporated into the spending legislation for Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system in an emergency spending package.

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A Price Tag on People?

The summer of 2001 my world changed. It was the year I moved to Boulder, Colorado. A few weeks later, 9/11 changed the world. That twenty-year memory became more vivid this September by watching a sterling performance by Michael Keaton as the lawyer Kenneth Feinberg who was in charge of allocating funds to the families of the victims.

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Column: Driving Jewish Vermonters into Lake Champlain?

, the weekly newspaper Seven Days reported, “Singing by Jewish members of the audience overlapped with the pro-Palestinian contingent’s chants of ‘free, free Palestine!’ When the slogan shifted to ‘Equal rights are human rights,’ pro-Israel attendees responded, ‘Then tell Hamas!,’ referring to the extremist Islamic group that maintains control of the Gaza Strip.”

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Column: Can Biden’s ‘Highly Unlikely’ Happen in Israel?

In the Famous-Last-Words department: “The likelihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely.”

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Letter: Thanks from the JCRC

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) applauds Governor Polis, Representatives Garnett and Neville, and Senators Garcia and Sonnenberg for honoring Major General Maurice Rose with a sculpture on the grounds of the Colorado State Capitol. We also thank the community members who pushed for this honor.

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Letter: Ben & Jerry’s: The Judaism of Gertrude Stein

Notwithstanding what the anti-Semitic woke world says, Article 80 of the United Nations Charter, an international treaty, declares all of Israel including Judea and Samaria and East Jerusalem to be the reconstituted homeland of the Jewish people and the therefore sovereign Jewish territory.

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Column: If We Do Not Stand Against Anti-Semitism, Why Should Anyone Else?

Within a week, Pope Francis and two prominent black men took steps that can only benefit the Jewish people in a follow-up, perhaps coincidental, to a rally of Jews and others who gathered near Capitol Hill to protest anti-Semitism.

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Lauren Boebert and Her Pal: Living Their Own Holocaust?

U.S. Reps. Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene must be seeking vindication. Few Americans appreciate the suffering they endured during the past year or more – perhaps especially a resident of Boulder who works out of Room 136 on 200 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver, the location of the state Capitol building.

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Letter: Palestinian Leadership Cynicism

The Palestine Return Coalition wants the right for Palestinians to live anywhere they want including within Israel, yet the Palestinian Authority has stated that Palestinian refugees will not be awarded citizenship in the state of Palestine nor will they be allowed to settle within the Palestinian governed areas.

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