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What Is The ‘Nu’ Normal?

New Moon

We just finished reading the book of Exodus, and also the last of the special Torah readings before Passover. This reading, ‘the chapter of the NEW moon,’ begins with the mandate to declare the upcoming month of Nisan, as the first month in the Jewish calendar.

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Funding In Short Supply For Charities Focused On Women And Girls

Charitable support for organizations that serve women and girls is surprisingly deficient when compared with philanthropic giving as a whole.

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Letter to the Editor

A recent Jewish Telegraphic Agency news item that appeared on 2/20 (linked in our JTA feed, Ed.) reported that the Israeli government intends to build thousands of homes for Jews “in predominantly Palestinian eastern Jerusalem.” In fact, the neighborhoods in question are not predominantly Arab and aren't in eastern Jerusalem.

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To Beat An Unbeatable Foe

Chanukah may be over but its message is not. Especially with recent challenges to Jewish lives, we need to find experiences that bolster our determination to thrive, and our confidence in humanity.

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Donate Now To Ensure Free, Fair Elections In 2020

The right to vote is one of the most precious rights in our democracy – and it is under attack. In the last decade, many U.S. states have made it harder for people to vote, adopting tactics such as stricter identification requirements, polling place closures, limits on voter registration and early voting, and purges of voter lists.

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After the Fall

The word ‘Fall’ has varied associations. To the world, it is a season. On the calendar, it is ‘fall back’ time. For Jews, it is the month after a slew of holidays.

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Letter: The Armenian Genocide

The Board of Rocky Mountain Hye [Armenian] Advocates wishes to extend our deep appreciation to our Dean of the Delegation Degette, and Representatives Perlmutter, Neguse and Crow for co-sponsoring H.Res 296 [Affirming the Armenian Genocide].

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The “Secret Sauce” Of Thriving 100-Year Families

When working with affluent families, I often hear the popular warning: “Shirtsleeves-to-shirtsleeves in three generations.” This quote suggests that a family’s wealth often disappears by the time it reaches the grandchildren of the wealth-creating generation.

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Happy 10th New Year from Israel

This piece is the first in a series from our many contributors over the last 10 years of service to the Boulder Jewish Community, commemorating our 10th Anniversary this fall. Dear Cheryl and David, and the Boulder Jewish Community: Shaul Amir Congratulations on the Tenth Anniversary of the Boulder Jewish …

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Ancient Emojis Discovered in the Talmud

I always thought that emojis were a recent thing. So, imagine my shock when this morning I was studying tractate Ketubot in the Talmud, written in 200 CE, and the discussion was about smiley face emojis!

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