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Column: Omar’s Words For Boebert…Of Hypocrisy

Says U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, “Words can cause violence.” The Minneapolis Democrat was referring to the words of Rep. Lauren Boebert, who represents much of western and southern Colorado. Omar could have been referring to her own words – words like “the evil doings of Israel,” “the apartheid Israeli regime” and “all about the Benjamins” in reference to pro-Israel lobbying.

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International Student Team Wins First Place at Jerusalem College of Technology Men’s Hackathon

A team of three Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) students, two of which are from France and Brazil, took home first place last week at the 6th annual Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) Great Minds Hackathon when they developed an advanced software to better locate equipment.  

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“Grand” Opportunity for Inter-Generational Experience; G2 Program Connects Grandparents and Grandchildren Around Jewish Experiences

JEWISHcolorado, in partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel, is launching an innovative year-long Jewish experience specifically for grandparents and their grandchildren, aged 10-11. It is called G2, and it is designed to explore meaningful connections, family narratives, and legacies around Jewish experiences.

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Column: From Jerusalem to Harlem: What intersectionality?

The black community will protest police and vigilante-like killings of African-Americans; the ongoing violence within black neighborhoods; criminal trials that resemble kangaroo courts; and over such issues as voter suppression, schools and housing. Rioting over metal-detectors, though, has not emerged in the Black community’s struggle for social justice.

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Hungry for Change – Simple Questions To Ask About The Ongoing Problem Of Food Insecurity In The U.S.

The winter holidays are right around the corner. Soon, many Americans will gather around the dinner table with family and friends to give thanks for abundant blessings and freedoms as they indulge in a cornucopia of delicious traditional foods. Leftovers will last for days.

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What Can JFS Boulder Do for Me?

Older adult client with Friendly Visitor volunteer

Everyone needs help at some point in their lives. That is especially true for more individuals and families over the past 20 months since the pandemic began. Jewish Family Service (JFS) Boulder is here to serve you!

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Column: The Reckless Words of Trump and Cruz

Those “authoritarian school board Nazis.” “Israel literally owned Congress.” Reckless words. Wacky parents raging at school officials? Pro-Arab students whipping a crowd into a frenzy? Comparable words were uttered by them, yet such words were echoed in the past week by the unfiltered voices of Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

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Kristallnacht 2021 – “Let There Be Light”

To mark this historical event and to stand in protest against the rise of antisemitic events and hate crimes, International March of the Living announces the continuation of its ‘Let There Be Light’ global initiative and invites individuals, institutions and houses of worship to leave the lights on during the night of November 9th, as a symbol of mutual responsibility and the shared struggle against antisemitism, racism, hatred, and intolerance.

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New Local Boulder Torah Whatsapp Group Forming

Boulder County Center for Judaism has started a WhatsApp group where we will post audio and printed material for the daily portion. You can also share your thoughts and questions with this group.

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Column: Democrats Claim They Will Curb Your Anti-Semitism. With Their Record?

Oh, c’mon, Doug and Eileen, quit messing with us. To block anti-Semitism in Virginia, vote for Democrats?

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JEWISHcolorado Condemns Denver School Hate Crime

- JEWISHcolorado strongly condemns the vandalism and hate speech targeting a Denver Public High School, and the organization is working through its Regional Security Initiative and its Jewish Student Connection to support the school and its students.

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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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