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Column: The President’s Speech: Stammering on Israel-bashing Allies

“Are we going to be a nation that lives not by the light of the truth but in the shadow of lies?” The forceful, stammer-free President’s Speech launched the 10-month election cycle to remove the Republican “dagger held at the throat of America” – while enabling political allies who persist in vilifying American Jews.

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JFS Offering Funds, Counseling for Those Affected by Marshall Fire; Har HaShem Sponsoring Insurance Seminars

The Boulder JCC is listening to the needs of our community and the desire to help. We are working with our community partners to identify the support we can provide. We have prepared and are continuously updating a list of resources for those impacted and for those who want to help.

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The CU Boulder Program in Jewish Studies Receives a $250,000 Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation

The University of Colorado Program in Jewish Studies is excited to announce a $250,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to launch a new initiative, in partnership with the University Libraries, entitled Jews of Color: Histories and Futures. Dr. Samira Mehta will serve as Principal Investigator.

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Hurricane-Force Winds Drive Fire Storm Through Superior and Louisville; Hundreds of Homes Destroyed

At least 580 homes have been destroyed in Superior and Louisville as of late Thursday afternoon, but no exact accounting can be made until Friday at the earliest. Tens of thousands of residents of Superior, Louisville and Broomfield had to be evacuated with little notice.

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JEWISHcolorado, Community Foundation Boulder County Open Fire Relief Funds; Boulder JCC Opens Doors Friday for Victims, Volunteers

JEWISHcolorado has opened a Colorado donation mailbox to ensure that contributions flow to those most impacted from the devastating Marshall Fire in Boulder and Jefferson counties. 100% of contributions go to relief efforts, including those beyond the Jewish community. “We are working to support our community in need, and we …

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Column: Hamas To Be, or Not To Be

A few Hamas leaders fully expect Israel’s downfall, yet Israel may not want to dislodge Hamas from its perch in Gaza. That is due to the equally firm expectation Hamas will be replaced by something worse.

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Oppenheimer to Speak at JEWISHcolorado Date with the State

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), a program of JEWISHcolorado, is pleased to announce the 2022 Date with the State will take place on Wednesday, January 19, at the Consistory at the State Capitol in Denver.

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Column: Blame Manchin? Our Political System Must Be Built Back Better

Instead of blaming Sen. Jon Manchin III for the uncertain status of the Build Back Better bill, perhaps we should direct our wrath at the ghost of William Paterson. New Jersey’s one-time governor might well be disgusted with himself if he was alive to witness the suspension of the $1.7 trillion social policy legislation.

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What Makes “A Wonderful Life?”

Many films of magical realism appear this time of year, across many cultures. One perennial favorite is Frank Capra’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ which first appeared when I was only three years old. I was determined to figure out why it became so popular and what could be a Torah connection.

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JEWISHcolorado & Federation Honor Jackie Sprinces Wong with Kipnis Award

“This is my bling.” Jackie Sprinces Wong is referring to all of the nametags and trip credentials she’s saved from 13 Federation missions to Israel, numerous trips to Jewish communities around the world, and 19 of the past 20 annual Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) Lion of Judah conferences.

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A Troubling 80th Anniversary: When FDR Appeased Vichy

Eighty years ago this month, two tiny French islands near Nova Scotia and Maine briefly became the center of international controversy when De Gaulle’s Free French liberated them—and President Franklin D. Roosevelt demanded that they be given back to the pro-Nazi Vichy French.

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Column: Iran’s Bomb vs. Conventional War: Can We Avoid Both?

It is alarming, if not surprising, that Israeli and American officials are clashing over whether to revive a nuclear-arms deal with Iran or initiate military action.

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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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