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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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JEWISHcolorado Launches Real Estate and Construction Network With Philanthropy at Its Core

The Real Estate and Construction Network was born of the idea that industry can drive philanthropy, that leaders in the field of real estate, brought together for networking, education, and exchange of industry practices, can also have a positive impact on their community. 

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Major Victory Against BDS, Ben & Jerry’s Will Continue to be Sold in Israel

Washington, D.C., June 29: Avi Zinger, Ben & Jerry’s Israeli licensee, has settled the federal lawsuit filed on his behalf by the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and co-counsel, following Ben & Jerry’s refusal to renew Zinger’s 34-year-old license to manufacture and sell Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. The …

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Abraham Accord Country Faculty Coming to Brandeis University for Israel Studies Fellowship Program

For the first time since its inception in 2004, the Summer Institute for Israel Studies (SIIS), a faculty fellowship program that gives professors from around the world the foundation to teach about Israel, will host five participants from institutions in the Abraham Accord countries of Bahrain, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Column: With Bibi’s Bungling, Who Needs Antisemites?

As Jerry Seinfeld would put it, “And you want be prime minister again.” While Seinfeld once caught George Costanza sprawled on the floor in his underwear after stumbling in Seinfeld’s living room, last week Benjamin Netanyahu stumbled – a generous description – by comparing accusations against his family to a “blood libel.”

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Antisemitism and Social Media

In the newly published book "Antisemitism on Social Media," a group of scholars examines how Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and other platforms may be fueling this rise in the United States and globally.

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Column: ‘Belligerent Occupation,’ Belligerent Report from U.N.

If only Israel would end its “belligerent occupation.” Most of us know better, but don’t tell that to the United Nations Human Rights Council. Its Commission of Inquiry last week released the first of what they hope will be decades of annual reports on Israel’s oppression of the poor Palestinians.

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Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center Celebrates 100 Years With “J” Interactive Installation

The Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) has installed an eight foot “J” in the lobby of the JCC Denver to mark the organization’s 100th anniversary. Every day leading up to the dinner new photos from the organization’s history will be added to the sides of the “J” to envelope it in pictures from the past.

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Column: Critics Of Orthodox Jewish Bastions Enter Murky Territory

Michelle Zangari opened a can devoid of any live worms when she warned that Orthodox Jews could be poised to seize control of Rockville Centre on Long Island, which was part of an eight-minute rant that drew condemnations against antisemitism from New York’s governor, senior senator and scores of others.

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Organizations Applaud Signing of Nonprofit Security Legislation

JEWISHcolorado, its Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), and more than 100 coalition partners applaud the signing today of HB22-1077 by Colorado Governor Jared Polis, creating a state nonprofit security grant program for qualified nonprofit organizations at high risk of a terrorist attack.

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Letter: Purely a Self-Inflicted “Nakba”

Bruce Ticker accurately describes the fallacious ahistorical jew hatred integral to the " Recognizing the Nakba" , Resolution 1123, introduced by Rashida Tlaib, Omar, Betty McCollum, Marie Newman, Cori Bush, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamal Bowman. ("Column: American Nakba")

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