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Column: Anti-Jewish Harassment: No Excuse for a Student’s Trauma

It should surprise us that a Jewish student at Altadena Middle School located in the southern tip of Phoenix experienced trauma for a longer period than she should have. Of course, she should never have experienced any of it, but school officials allegedly allowed the situation to persist.

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Join the JFS Boulder Team

Boulder JFS is seeking an energetic, positive, and collaborative individual to be our Volunteer Services Manager.

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PJ Library Delivers 50 Millionth Book

PJ Library, the flagship program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), is celebrating the delivery of its 50 millionth free book to Jewish families this summer.

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Denver Jewish Organizations Condemn Rushdie Statement by DU Professor

We are dismayed and angry at claims made by Nader Hashemi, Director of the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies, that Israel’s security agency, Mossad, is likely behind Salman Rushdie’s stabbing at Chautauqua, NY, earlier this month. 

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Column: Of Omar’s Close Call…

Ilhan Omar will almost certainly return to Congress in January, but she barely broke 50 percent in Tuesday’s Democratic primary that allows her to move on to general election on Nov. 8. Her rival, Don Samuels, mused in The New York Times, after conceding, “If this was the general election, no doubt that we would have won this race.”

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Letter: The Settler Colonialists of Ben & Jerry’s

For some time the social justice wokes of the Board of Directors of Ben & Jerry's have been claiming that Israel "illegally occupies" Judea and Samaria notwithstanding that Article 80 of the United Nations Charter, an international treaty that all 193 members are required to obey, declares all of what is Israel including Judea and Samaria to be the reconstituted homeland of the Jewish people.

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Local Philanthropists Improve Lives of Teens with Disabilities in Israel

Jewish National Fund-USA Denver-area philanthropists met with Lt. Col. (Res.) Tiran Attia, founder of the organization’s Special in Uniform program, to learn how their charitable giving empowers young people with disabilities to attain their rite of passage, just like other Israelis, and serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Often …

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Boulder JCC’s Jonathan Lev Appointed to JPro Board of Directors

Boulder JCC Executive Director Jonathan Lev has been named one of five new members of the JPro Board of Directors. JPro is a national membership network serving thousands of professionals working in the Jewish community sector.

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Column: When An Antisemitic Offender or Their Protector Plays Hardball…

With apologies to Kal Mann and David Appell, late co-writers of the popular 1961 “Bristol Stomp” song….

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Valley Beit Midrash Officially Launches New Denver Hub

Valley Beit Midrash, a global center for learning and action, announced Thursday the official launch of VBM Denver.  This branch of the international nonprofit organization rooted in Jewish values will focus on being a collaborative force for good in Denver through the pillars of education, social justice work, and leadership development. 

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Column: When Andrea Mitchell Reports: Holding Israel ‘Accountable,’ But Not Slain Journalist’s Niece

As Andrea Mitchell interviewed her on MSNBC, Lina Abu Akleh took advantage of her forum to accuse Israeli higher-ups of ordering a soldier to kill her aunt, journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Mitchell asked Lina Abu Akleh during Andrea Mitchell Reports if the shooting was “intentional,” and the niece responded, “It …

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Column: Samuel A. Alito Jr. Tells “We the People”: “No Support in American Law For A Constitutional Right To Obtain An Abortion.”

United States Supreme Court Building. Original image from Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress collection. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.

Alito must have been absent the day his law professor reviewed the Preamble, which the dictionary defines as “the introductory part of a constitution or statute that usually states the reasons for and intent of the law.”

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JPS Selects Dr. Elias Sacks as New Director

After a nationwide search, the Board of Trustees of The Jewish Publication Society (JPS) has unanimously selected Dr. Elias Sacks of CU Boulder as JPS’s next Director.

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Column: Invoking Racism: J Street’s Race To The Bottom

Jeremy Ben-Ami might best be advised to check Principle #4 of J Street’s mission before he opens his big mouth in the future. Principle #4 of the Israel-centric organization advocates “vibrant but respectful debate about Israel.” Is “respectful” how J Street’s longtime president would characterize his statement in Saturday’s New York Times?

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SparkIL Launches First Peer-to-Peer Lending Platform for Supporting Israeli Small Businesses

Lenders begin the process by exploring various business opportunities that empower them to make an impact on Israeli society which speaks to their aspirations, passions, and values. The platform’s funding opportunities are categorized by People, Place, and Purpose.

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Living Kidney Donor Sought for Jewish Boulderite 

Jeff Blumenfeld from Boulder has been committed to helping others for most of his life. Now he needs our help. After a 13-year battle, he learned recently that he’s going to need a kidney transplant from a living donor.

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Column: Israel, Presumed Guilty

Israel is presumed guilty even after it proves itself innocent. It is fair to conclude that the Palestinians sent this very message when the American government announced that a Palestinian-American journalist was probably shot to death unintentionally by a bullet fired from Israeli military lines. Washington also stated that the …

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