Tag Archives: Israel

“Unorthodox” Meets “Broad City” in New Israeli TV Show

Chanshi licking airport tarmac

The show takes a very American Jewish kind of TV comedy that's popular and puts it in an Israeli context. It has a "Broad City" vibe but has similarities to "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" as well.

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JNF’s Top Five “Made-In-Israel” Gifts For Valentine’s Day

With the Jewish festival of love, Tu B’av, still several months away, some may find Valentine’s Day (February 14) to be the perfect excuse to spoil that special loved one in their life. And now you can find the perfect gift while also supporting Israeli small businesses through Jewish National …

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Navigating Israel and Antisemitism in Our Community

Over the past several years, the debate over Israel and Palestine has been intense. With the announcement that the new government in Israel is going to include members with very extreme views, navigating issues of antisemitism is going to be even more challenging. Community members are invited to participate in a workshop on Thursday, January 19 at the Boulder JCC.

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Column: If Justice, Justice Is Not Pursued In Israel

Team Bibi’s plans to transform Israel’s legal system boils down to a perversion of our most basic biblical teachings. They will forsake justice to feed their political appetites.

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Column: Palestinians Dread What They Have Wrought

Most American Jews and possibly almost half the Israeli electorate would concur with my neighboring diners that Ben-Gvir and Smotrich could be disasters waiting to happen. I do not sympathize with those diners or Palestinians as a society, though I certainly fear for peaceful, rational Arabs caught in the middle.

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Column: Two Perilous Forces in Israel

Israel's flag flying atop Masada.

No question that American Jews should be anxious about the future of an Israel in Bibi’s hands. There will likely be two prime forces at work that can intensify the conflict with the Palestinians.

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Column: Trump’s Advice for ‘a Good Jewish Character’

Trump's recent pronouncements have reopened the question of dual loyalty – that Jews here must ignore the everyday needs of their fellow Americans and, for that matter, themselves, while exerting all their energy and go What else could these words mean? “U.S. Jews have to get their act together and appreciate what they have in Israel – before it is too late!”

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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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Have We Been Teaching Kids About Israel All Wrong?

Child wrapped in Israeli flag

"Love, first, details later" — that's how social scientist Sivan Zakai describes the traditional approach taken to teaching young children about Israel. And in her provocative new book, "My Second-Favorite Country: How American Jewish Children Think About Israel," she argues it risks doing more harm than good.

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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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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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Letter: Settler Colonial = Kike = Sheeny. No Difference

hears the term "settler colonial" spewed as an obscene epithet throughout the American Academia today to disparage the Jewish people of Israel and Zionism positing the fallacious claim that Zionism is an entirely 19th century European invention when in fact Zionism is the singular foundational narrative of the 4000-year-old Jewish Bible.

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Israeli Dance Workshop June 18-19

man in black t shirt and black pants sitting on concrete wall

The Boulder Israeli Dance Group is thrilled to bring Argentine master dance teacher Marcel Marianoff to lead a dance workshop June 18-19 at the Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder.

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Column: Israeli Police vs. Circular Logic

people walking up and down the stairs near temple

On the first day of Passover, I left a store and entered my car only to look up and spot two bizarre signs on the wall – one warning of death in “hell-fire” for anyone who kills a son of Islam and the second crediting Muslims for building the Pyramids in Egypt.

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Jewish Philanthropists Catch the Spirit in Uplifting Mission to Israel

After seven magical days in Israel, 12 Jewish National Fund-USA partners (donors), mostly from the Colorado area, returned home from the organization’s Catch the Spirit Mission — one of the first missions to return to Israel since the start of the pandemic.

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