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Letter: Background on Refugee Issue

I thought BJN readers might be interested in the history surrounding the “refugee” situation that Richard Sherman discussed in his letter ("Letter: The Antisemitic Perversion of “Palestinian Refugee”", BJN 7/14/23).

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Column: Child Abuse, ‘Palestine’-Style

Of 12 Palestinians killed in Israel’s in Jenin the other week, at least four were under 18, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, according to The New York Times. Terrorist groups claimed that at least five of those killed were fighters, including a 16-year-old boy. Israel said that all Palestinian fatalities were combatants.

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Palisade Peach Sale!

Congregation Har HaShem's Brotherhood is selling sweet Palisade peaches and peach products. Find out more!

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Letter: Schiff Censure Justified 2

The only thing in Bruce Ticker’s column with which I can agree is that it is a considerable stretch to compare Congress’ censure of Adam Schiff with the mistreatment endured by Alfred Dreyfus and Leo Frank.

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Column: Adam Schiff’s Censure Amounts to Antisemitism

Almost immediately I shuddered when I switched on the television Wednesday night last week and learned that U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff was censured by the House of Representatives. I felt as if I was watching a replay of the trials of Alfred Dreyfus and Leo Frank.

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Letter: CUNY Law School Speech Audience Not Versed in History

Perhaps the saddest point about a CUNY law student using her invitation to address her fellow graduates (Column: New York Times Compounds Harm Of ‘Fiery Speech’ That Bashes Israel Boulder Jewish News June 22, 2023) was that many in the audience probably didn’t know enough about the history of the modern State of Israel to challenge the speaker, even if there had been an opportunity for them to do so.

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Who Was Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi Really? Answers Depend on Who You Ask

To many people in and outside of Boulder, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z"l was an enigma. The revered and beloved founder of the Jewish Renewal movement (a movement dedicated to gender equality and other progressive approaches to Judaism) and a Hassid, trained by some of the most well-regarded teachers in Lubavitch (one of the most conservative Orthodox sects in Judaism).

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Summer Enrollment Is Now Open at The Learning Source

Summer enrollment is now open at The Learning Source – a Colorado nonprofit that connects adult students with the resources they need to better their lives and take charge of their futures. The Learning Source offers FREE classes to help adults earn their high school equivalency credential, learn English and get a better job.

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Letter: Biden’s Feckless Strategy to Fight Antisemitism

Notwithstanding the praise that some Jewish organizations have heaped on the Biden White House's recent plan to fight antisemitism ("U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism"), the facts -- for at least two reasons -- demonstrate that this plan is toothless. 

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Get Your Hands Dirty at Milk and Honey Farm

Milk and Honey Farm grows over 4,000 lbs of vegetables, most of which are donated to those in need. The operation of the farm greatly depends on volunteers who help on Mondays and Thursdays throughout the growing season.

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Column: Must Pittsburgh Jews Endure Another Trial?

Pittsburgh’s Jewish community is currently forced to relive the murders of 11 members of three congregations who gathered to worship at Tree of Life synagogue on Oct. 27, 2018, and  the experience is obviously most traumatic for surviving victims who testified at the alleged gunman’s trial.

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The Closest You Can Get to Israel Without Being There

The Global Conference for Israel will unite thousands of philanthropists, high school and college students, and the Israelis who manage and benefit from Jewish National Fund-USA’s philanthropic investments, for a weekend of unparalleled conversations, enrichment, and entertainment.

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600 Philanthropists Unite at Denver JNF-USA Breakfast for Israel

On Tuesday, May 16, 2023, nearly 600 Coloradans came together at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum for Jewish National Fund-USA’s annual Breakfast for Israel. The community Breakfast celebrated Israel’s 75th anniversary while highlighting several of the organization’s initiatives that are improving the quality of life in Israel’s north and south and educating Zionist leaders of tomorrow.

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