Program Guide: June 30, 2013 (Tammuz 22, 5773)
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The 50th Anniversary of Allan Kantrowitz's Bar Mitzvah * Alana Schechter's successful soccer season * More Honors for the Intermountain Jewish News * Births: Kopinsky, Levy and Press * Graduates: Grueskin, Roberts, Segal and Waldman 
Yeshiva Toras Chaim Graduation (27 New Photos)Yachad Color Run 
(85 Photos) * Hillel Academy 8th Grade Continuation  (50 Photos)   


Stories from Around the Jewish World That You Don't Want to Miss

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Remember the Mohammed al-Dura Hoax?  Guess Who a French Court Found Guilty of Libel?  Hint: Alfred Dreyfus Reborn


Danger Sign  Two Jews Who Speak Out Against the Intolerance of Islam Are Banned From Britain, While England Bows at the Feet of Pro-Palestinian (Terror) Advocates


Danger Sign  Blasphemy of the Week: Religion News Service Article About Israel's "Discrimination" Against Christians and Muslims


Titi Ayenew
Miss Israel






The first black Miss Israel - Titi Ayenew * Israeli Researcher and the Naked Mole Rat * Camp Inc. Heads West * Rapper's Conversion to Judaism * Demography Demagoguery * Recipe: Classic German Jewish Marble Cake * Ordaining Jewish Women by Rabbi Levi Brackman * Palestinian Media Watchand more in this edition


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Julie Geller performs at JCC * Tour de Farm bike ride *Jewish Community Night with the Colorado Rapids * Temple Sinai concert featuring Bryan Zive and Kol Echad *Colorado Hebrew Chorale performance * Annual Conference of the Society of Crypto-Judaic Studies * Shabbat Morning hike with Temple Emanuel * Exploring the music of Ernst Bloch at Congregation Har HaShem* Honoring Ida Goldberger and more than a dozen other great events!



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JNF's Mission Now Includes Water Desalination and Developing Israel's Deserts to Make Them Habitable

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Come October 25, the eyes of the Jewish world will be focused on Denver, as the Mile High City hosts the annual Jewish National Fund national conference.

JNF, which is also known by the initials KKL (for its Hebrew name - Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael), is one of the largest and most prominent Israeli environmental groups, tracing its origins back to the days of Theodor Herzl and the Zionist Congresses (during which time it was tasked with buying land in Israel).

Today, JNF is mostly often associated with reforestation efforts in Israel (planting 250 million trees in the last 100 years).  But JNF is also deeply involved with other missions crucial to Israel and its people.

Boaz Meir, the recently-appointed director of JNF's Mountain States region (encompassing Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho), joins us in the studio to discuss what JNF looks like today; the work of its Mountain States regional office; and what we can expect at the national conference this October.

One of the most exciting endeavors that Boaz discusses with us is the work that the Mountain States office is doing to lend its support to JNF's campaign to populate the desert regions of Israel.  
This week's show is the final episode of our first season. We began broadcasting Radio Chavura on Sunday, July 1, 2012.  Our program airs weekly on 990 KRKS AM

For more information on JNF, contact Boaz and the Mountain States offices of JNF at  303-573-7095.




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When Kolby Morris was hired by the Hebrew Educational Alliance as its first full time "Mountain Jews" youth programming director, members of the Jewish community in Colorado had no idea what to expect.

Now two years on, Kolby runs one of the most dynamic social groups for Jewish children and teenagers in the state - and she does it with ease and plenty of ruach (spirit).

Kolby, who is also the musical director of Shir Hadash (the HEA's weekly musical service), was our guest last week on Radio Chavura, along with Abby Tracer, an incoming 11th grade student at Grandview High School and a member of the Mile Chai Youth Leadership Board.  Kolby and Abby joined hosts Maxwell and Dean Rotbart to highlight the great programming and events they help to run.
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Mile Chai Youth - or Mile Chai Y - is one of five different Mountain Jews programs organized by Kolby and hosted by the HEA. The five programs are:

1. ATID - This group, for 4th and 5th grade students, meets twice a month on Sundays and gives young children an opportunity to socialize in a safe setting. Kolby organizes seasonal outings for ATID, including summer white water rafting and a Shabbaton each February.

2. Nitzanim - Middle school students (grades 6-8) revel in having the opportunity to attend their twice-monthly Mountain Jews programs, which incorporate Jewish learning with fun evening meetings during the week and on the weekend. In addition to winter snow tubing and an annual "Extravaganza," the kids in Nitzanim get to celebrate the new year with a party, known as "CRSH."

3. Mile Chai Y - Meeting three times each month, in addition to many informal gatherings, this high school group (also open to second semester 8th grade students) is exemplary. With both religious programming and Tikkun Olam (community service) activities built in, Mile Chai Y knows how to "rock it" with out-of-state trips, ski Shabbatons, swimming, bowling, and more! The members of the elected Mile Chai Y Leadership Board help manage these events (Abby Tracer is a wonderful and articulate example of the outstanding quality of Jewish teens who are involved with Mile Chai Y).

4. Dude's Night - This monthly meeting (for male students grades 7-12), run by Daniel "Juiceboxx" Gavens, offers "fun and energy burning activities to strengthen the male teen/tween community and inspire compassion and thoughtfulness in our Young Jewish Men." Need we say anything more?

5. Ladies' Night - Kolby oversees this monthly meeting (for female students grades 7-12) which presents "a variety of [discussion] topics related to the beauty and challenges associated with being a Young Jewish Woman in today's world."

Each of the five programs are open to all Jewish children and teens in the community, regardless of their synagogue affiliation. 

For more information about Mountain Jews and Mile Chai Y, visit their Facebook page or Twitter account. Kolby can be reached at or at 303-758-9400 x. 206.

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NEXT SUNDAY:  Season 2 Premiere featuring an exclusive interview with U.S. Congressman Doug Lamborn - Colorado 5th District. Since his election in 2006, Congressman Lamborn has been a steadfast friend of Israel and the Jewish Community.  Hosts Maxwell and Dean Rotbart interview him and present him with a Pillars of the Colorado Jewish Community award. 

AUGUST 18th:  One-hour special High Holidays edition of Radio Chavura - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 990 KRKS AM
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  • Jeff Hecht discusses his family's roots and the legacy of his father, Emil, z'l  
  • Kathryn Bernheimer, program director at the Boulder JCC, shares details of the January 2014 Jewish Mission to Cuba


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Allan Kantrowitz
Mazel Tov: To Rodef Shalom board member Allan Kantrowitz, who will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of his Bar Mitzvah during services on July 13th with a reading of the Haftorah portion.
Mazel Tov: To the Class of 2013 at Yeshiva Toras Chaim, which held its commencement exercises on June 23rd.  Among members of the class honored with awards were: Chaim Toledano, valedictorian of Limudei Kodesh; Avrohom Aharon Weiman, valedictorian of general studies and Chesed award recipient; Betzalel Berkowitz, Lev Tov award; Shlomo Heiligman, Achievement award; and Daniel Balaban, salutatorian of Limudei Kodesh and of general studies.
Those introducing or presenting the awards included: Rabbi Naftoli Seidenfeld, George Gumbiner, H. Michael Miller, Harvey Deutsch, David Fogel, and Joel Unger.
Mazel Tov:  To Alana Schechter for a successful season as part of the Colorado Rush Soccer Club, which won Colorado's State Cup championship.  Alana is the daugher of Marty and Lori Schechter, and the granddaughter of Eileen and the late Dave Schechter, z'l.  The Rush, based in Littleton, is a member of the United States Youth Soccer Association
IJN 100 Even More Mazel Tovs: To the Goldberg Family and the staff of the Intermountain Jewish News who last week hit a grand slam home run with the IJN's 100th Anniversary Commemorative Edition and this week announced that the paper captured eight Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism, presented at the 32nd Annual American Jewish Press Association conference. 


IJN staffers honored include: Rabbi Hillel GoldbergAndrea JacobsShana Goldberg, and Chris Leppek

Moreover, beginning on Friday, July 5th, the IJN will be available in a weekly digital edition. Additional details online or phone: 303-861-2234.


Mazel Tov:  To Brian and Sarina Kopinsky on the birth of a grandson.  Parents are Abayai and Ariella (Kopinsky) Sherman of New York.  
Mazel Tov:  To Rabbi Gadi and Eve Levy on the birth of a son.


Mazel Tov:  To Leah and Craig Press on the birth of William, their second son. 


College News: Temple Micah lists some college and university achievements from its community. Mazel Tov to them all, including:  Abbie Grueskin, who graduated cum laude and with Dean's Honors from Connecticut College; and Alyssa Roberts, who graduated cum laude from Claremont McKenna College.  She is working as a press assistant in the D.C. office of U.S. Senator Mark Udall.
Adam Segal graduated from Washington University in St. Louis; Caitlin Smith has been awarded a two-year graduate teaching fellowship at Columbia University; and Abi Waldman received a Masters of Science in BioMedical Anthropology from Binghamton University.


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July 1 (Monday):

A cocktail hour at Chinook Tavern hosted by Jewish & Widowed. Free veggie appetizers with drink specials. 6 pm.  6380 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Greenwood Village, 80111.  Information:  303-399-0035 (Connie).  See advertisement above.    

July 5 (Friday):

Tot Shabbat at Silo Park, a fun, engaging, half-hour service presented by Temple Sinai for families with children up to age five.  Sing songs and prayers, listen to a story told by the Rabbi and share in some juice and challah.  For more information, phone 303-759-1827.   

Temple Micah

July 6 (Saturday):

2nd Annual Temple Micah Golf Tournament at Emerald Greens. A benefit for the congregation. Organized by Jason Altshuler,Hal BrunoSam Mamet and Jill Young.  Sponsorships available. Contact Elaine Lee
at 303-388-4239 for pricing and other details or visit

July 7 (Sunday):

Radio Chavura kicks off its second season featuring an exclusive interview with U.S. Congressman Doug Lamborn, a strong supporter of Israel and a fighter against anti-Semitism.  Hosts Maxwell and Dean Rotbart present Congressman Lamborn with a Pillar of the Colorado Jewish Community award.

July 12 (Friday):
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Naomi Less

Outdoor worship and a concert with Naomi Less on the East Lawn at Temple Emanuel, 5:30 pm.  Naomi founded Jewish Chicks Rock and Jewish Kids Rock.  Bring your own picnic dinner.  51 Grape Street, Denver 80220


Shabbat Under the Stars at Rodef Shalom.  Led by Cantor Saul Rosenthal. 7 pm on the patio of the Meditation Garden.

July 17 (Wednesday): 

2nd Annual Jewish Community Night with the Colorado Rapids.  Rapids v. New England Revolution. 7 pm.  $25.  Includes commemorative scarf and East sideline ticket.  To order:  Call Jordan Allerding at 303-727-3591.

July 23 (Tuesday):

Poolside concert featuring Julie Geller, presented by JCC Family Programs at the JCC outdoor pool. Part of the Family Summer Concert Series.  10:30 am.  $5.  Free for Sports & Fitness members.

July 25 (Thursday):

Temple Sinai Summer Courtyard Concert Festival featuring Saul Kaye, Jewish Blues Musician. Opening act: Bryan Zive and Kol Echad.  BBQ food for sale.  See for pricing.  Or phone Chazzan Bryan Zive at 303-759-1827.

July 27 (Saturday):

Music, Belief and the Soul: A Discussion with Rabbi Josh Rose and Michael Christie, director, Colorado Music Festival.  Exploring the relationship between the musical and religious themes in Ernst Bloch's Sacred Service. Congregation Har HaShem in Boulder.  7 pm.  Free.  RSVP here.

July 28 (Sunday):

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  • Ekar's 4th Annual Tour de Farm bike ride.  8 am to 1 pm. A 16-mile bike ride from
    Ekar Farm to Delaney Farm and back along the High Land Canal bike path.  More than 125 riders are expected. All proceeds directly benefit Ekar's programming and donation of produce to Jewish Family Service's Weinberg Food Pantry. $25 for each rider over 13 years old.  $5 for children under 13.  $70 maximum fee per family. Details and registration:  
  • DAT Minyan family trip to Boondocks Fun Center in Northglen, featuring bumper boats, go-karts, miniature golf and much more.  Save the date!
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  • 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.  Runs through Tuesday, July 30th.  Keynotes:  Dr. Jane Gerber, author of "The Jews of Spain: A History of the Sephardic Experience," and Dr. Gretchen Starr-LeBeau, author of "In the Shadow of the Virgin: Inquisitors, Friars, and Conversos in Guadalupe, Spain."  For additional details and registration, click here.
July 29 (Monday): 

Colorado Hebrew Chorale's Annual Summer Sight-Singing Romp. You be the chorus!  7:30 pm at the Hebrew Educational Alliance, 3600 S. Ivanhoe Street, Denver, 80237.  Info and RSVP at 303-355-0232. Contact: Carol Kozak Ward.
August 17 (Saturday):
Join members of Temple Emanuel for a Shabbat Morning Hike.  9:30 am.  Visit for additional info and to register.
August 18 (Sunday):
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Rodef Shalom Annual Picnic at Cook Park.  4 pm to 7 pm.  
August 25 (Sunday):
Family Food, Fun, & Fitness Festival in Boulder, presented by Hadassah. 9 am to 1 pm at the Boulder JCC.  Music by Kol No'ar (Har HaShem Youth Choir). Rock wall, Zumba, Archery, Healthy Snack Food Samples.  3800 Kalmia Avenue, Boulder.  For information and to register: Sandy Friedman, co-president, Boulder Hadassah-   See advertisement below.
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Mrs. Goldberger

  • 11th Annual Keshet of the Rockies dinner, honoring Mrs. Ida Goldberger, Woman of Valor Award. BMH-BJ Congregation, 6 pm.  Also presenting Student of the Year to Nechama Zakroff and the Lev Tov Award to Avi and Shoshi Schwalb.  For information and reservations, contact Lola Zussman at 303-720-4643.
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  • Temple Sinai Israel Tour - March 26 to April 6, 2014.  Led by Rabbis Rick and Susan Rheins.  Visit Tel Aviv, Caesaria, Ramat HaNegev, Masada, the Dead Sea and, of course, Jerusalem.   
  • Women's Israel Trip with Tammy Dollin - October 27 to November 6, 2013. Interact with Israeli women making a difference, including members of the Knesset and the military.  Includes a jeep tour in the Judean desert at night and an afternoon at the luxurious spa in Rosh Pina. Information: or 303-246-1943. 
  • A Jewish Mission to Cuba - January 13 to January 21, 2014.  Join Menorah and the Boulder JCC to learn first-hand about today's Jewish community in Cuba.  The trip is limited to 40 people. Contact Kathryn Bernheimer: - 303-998-1021.  
  • Colorado Community Mega Mission to Israel - December 7 to December 17, 2013.  A Hadassahsolidarity trip featuring briefings by political and media analysts. Sponsored by Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado.  Phone: 303-316-6499.
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Today marks 1,306 days since Alan Gross ( was imprisoned in Cuba.

Today marks 758 days since Jacob Ostreicher ( was imprisoned in Bolivia.

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Jewish war veterans in Colorado have a rich and proud history of service to our nation and our local communities.


Since 1896, Jewish War Veterans of the USA has stood for Jewish pride, identity, and military service to our country.


Here in Denver, J-W-V Post 344 - the Captain Ellis David Greene chapter - actively works to honor and support veterans in general, and Jewish veterans and active duty personnel in particular.


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Post 344 is looking to involve new members and leaders to help it carry on its important mission and perpetuate its many fine traditions - which include the fight against anti-Semitism and unwavering support for the State of Israel.


If you are an American Jewish veteran, members of J-W-V Post 344 would be honored to have you join their group and actively participate in their meetings and activities.  If you are not a veteran, but know of one who has not yet joined J-W-V Post 344, we hope you'll alert eligible Jewish veterans to the opportunity.


For more information, contact Post Commander Jim Barnard at 303-791-6114.  

J-W-V Post 344 also offers associate memberships to those who did not serve, but wish to show their support and appreciation.   
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  • Connie Suson and Lisa Thorner discuss the community-wide effort to launch a program to connect Jewish men and women who've lost a spouse or significant other.
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Sorah Larimer
Sorah Larimer

The Torah Fashion District of Denver is a collaboration of small businesses that cater to women, teens and children who prefer to dress in a modest manner. Appointments and fashion consultations are available.  Contact Sorah Larimer at 720-854-9328.   




Rabbi Levitt
Rabbi Levitt


Rabbi Refoel Levitt, a gifted educator and scholar, is accepting summertime Judaic Studies tutoring and enrichment assignments for either adults or children.  Both individuals and group are welcome.  

Contact Rabbi Levitt at 303-329-8226.

The East Denver Eruv serves the Orthodox communities encompassing Hilltop, Lowry and surrounding areas. The Eruv relies on the support of everyone in the area to meet its annual operating budget.  To donate contact Rabbi Daniel Alter or Andy Kark.  The Eruv hotline is 303-836-3788.  Visit 
Tomchei Shabbat of Denver welcomes your support.  Contact Elana Shapiro at 303-355-7173. 
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Miss Israel: Titi Ayenew

From a Small Village in Ethiopia to Wearing the Miss Israel Crown - Yitayish 'Titi' Ayenew (

"I was without mother, without parents, with nothing," she added. "We were welcomed, loved, offered every opportunity to dream and to succeed. Without Israel, I would have been in a village somewhere, probably a mother by now, with no education, no dreams."  


Europe is In Denial Over the Cost of Trying to Appease Its Growing Arab Population
(FrontPage Mag)

We're talking here about people... 
who were brought up to believe that the lesson of World War II is to exalt peaceful coexistence above all else and to reject the idea of fighting for anything; people who were raised with thoroughly secular identities and who consequently don't care very much what they put on the dotted line above the word "religion"; people who just want to be left alone (but who don't yet quite grasp, alas, that Islam is the religion that never leaves you alone). We're talking, in short, of the triumph of pragmatism (tragically misguided though it may be) over principle.

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Israeli Researcher Helps Unlock Key to Naked Mole Rat Cancer Immunity (Jspace)



Demagoguery: Demography Does Not Threaten Israel's Future (

It is Israel's Jewish population that is undergoing a remarkable surge, rising from about 80,000 per year in 1995 to 130,000 in 2012. "Anyone suggesting that Jews are doomed to become a minority west of the Jordan River is either dramatically mistaken or outrageously misleading." 


Camp Inc. Heads West (Boulder Jewish News)

Not only will we be reaching students from pretty much every high school in America, we'll also be speaking with high school teachers and advisers who can then go back to their respective schools and spread the word about Camp Inc.


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Orthodox Rapper: Nissim Black

The Journey from D-Black, Hip-Hop Artist, to Nissim Black, Orthodox Jew  (JTA)

Newlywed with an infant girl and then called Damian Black, he found himself at a crossroad after a friend was shot and killed at a nightclub where Black had been performing. Soon after, he lost his day job working with autistic children. 


The Investigative Project on Terrorism:  Yusuf Qaradawi's Deputy Visits the White House

Bin Bayyah is vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), a group founded by and headed by Qaradawi. The IUMS has a long history of supporting Hamas - a top Hamas leader is an IUMS member - and of calling for Israel's destruction. 


Palestinians: "No Jews Allowed!"  (Gatestone Institute)

What is clear is that Palestinian Authority officials do not hesitate to state in public that they do not want to meet with any Jew or Israeli. 


Our Money Buying School Books that Show No Trace of Israel's Existence  (Arutz Sheva)

The funding for the schools are provided by Western countries, led by the US, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Australia and others. 


If Israel Has No Right To Exist, What Is America's Right to Exist?  by Michael Medved (

No Arab nation ever existed in this area, only ill-defined pieces of various Islamic, Turkic, Byzantine and Roman empires over the course of 2,000 years. The only time any national identity existed centered on this particular piece of real estate, that national identity was Jewish. 


Muslim Television Miniseries Aims To Expose the 'Naked Truth' About the Jews and their Untrustworthiness (Commentary)

The popularity of such smears should send a chill down the backs of those who continue to argue that Palestinians and the Arab world are ready to give up their hundred-year-old war to eradicate the Jewish presence in the region.  


Jewish Civil Rights and Privatization by Caroline Glick  (

The supposedly grassroots groups of local rioters - including children - attacking IDF soldiers and Israeli civilians with Blasphemybullets, firebombs and stones are not at all independent or grassroots. They are wholly owned and operated franchises of the PA. And the ones leading the attacks are the US-trained Palestinian security services.

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The Religion News Service accepts as fact "Israel's land confiscation, home demolitions, and the segregated systems of transportation, water, and laws that discriminate against Christians and Muslims."

What is Religion News Service?  A non-profit group, based at the publicly owned
University of Missouri School of Journalism, that strives "to inform, illuminate and inspire public discourse on matters relating to belief and convictions."  Except, of course, when it comes to Israel and the Jews.

Who's on the RNS Advisory Board?
Bob Mong, editor, Dallas Morning News
Gustav Niebuhr, associate professor in Religion and Media, Syracuse University
Ari L. Goldman, professor of journalism, Columbia University
Samuel G. Freedman,On Religion columnist,The New York Times;
Charles C. Haynes, senior scholar, First Amendment Center and director of Religious Freedom Education Project, Newseum; and others.

Why not take a few minutes to write or phone these Board members and ask them when they began supporting such biased, uninformed, propaganda passing itself off as journalism?

Tory Avey
Tori Ave
RECIPE: Classic German Jewish Marble Cake by Tori Avey - "The Shiksa in the Kitchen"

Shmaltz has embraced its Jewish side with a gusto unmatched by any of the others. Its newest addition, David's Slingshot Hoppy Lager, joins a host of quirky labels including Funky Jewbilation, Hop Manna, Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale, Messiah Nut Brown Ale and Rejewvenator.

The World Is Beating A Path to Israel in a Rush to Partner with its Tech Companies (Israel National News)

Over a dozen foreign delegations visited the 2013 BioMed show, sponsored by IATA, an organization that promotes Israel's high-tech industry. 


Ordaining Women? by Rabbi Levi Brackman (

Having had the opportunity to teach Talmud to girls, it is clear to me that there is a real thirst amongst some Orthodox Jewish girls and women to have the same ability to access Judaism's primary texts as is afforded to their male counterparts. Denying them this opportunity is an untenable position to take in 21st Century America.


Is It Possible that al-Qaeda Is Behind Colorado's Black Forest Fire?  (Atlas Shrugged) 

Fire wars are not limited to Europe and the U.S. Palestinan jihadists have been setting fire to Israel's modest forests for many years. However, political correctness seems to override Israeli and Russian warnings of that jihadist modus operandi. How many Tzarnaevs are hiding in Colorado's woods?


Meet the Famous Israeli Singer Who Has Taken His Talents to Branson, Missouri (TheBlaze)

Fisher's father was saved from the Nazis and Polish vigilantes by a Christian family in Poland during World War II. The couple, Alfred and Maria Kwarchak, hid 17 members of Fisher's family in a bunker for 18 months and were later recognized by Israel's Holocaust memorial museum Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations.  


DuDu Fisher
Fisher in Branson

VIDEO:  Dudu Fisher Sings Exodus


SPEECH: British Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks at the 'Closer to Israel' Rally

Antisemitism has returned to virtually every country in the Middle East, and even, unbelievably to Europe, from Greece in the south to Norway and Sweden in the north, from France and Spain in the west to Hungary in the east. Whatever happened to Never Again?

Mordechai Kedar
Dr. Kedar



The "Sushi" is Heating Up by Mordechai Kedar 

In the month of May this year, more than a thousand men, women and children were killed in Sunni attacks against Shi'ites, and in revenge attacks of Shi'ites against Sunnis.  


Islamic Supremacist Nominated as UC Student Regent  (FrontPage Mag)

Saifuddin's record at UC-Berkeley is hardly one of tolerance and love. She co-sponsored a BDS resolution in the Berkeley student Senate, calling on the entire University of California system to divest companies that do business with Israel, based on the spurious premise that Israel is "occupying" Palestinian territory.


Double Standards at University of California  (American Thinker)

Only one professor in the entire University of California so far has had the intestinal fortitude to speak out about the growing jihadi harassment of Jewish students on campus, a beloved part-time professor of Hebrew at U.C. Santa Cruz, Tammi Benjamin.  


VIDEO:  Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat Refutes Those Who Question Jerusalem's Status as Israel's Historic Capital (YouTube)



Perhaps even ore that he actually a published a memoir in 1995 in which he admits to founding the Ukrainian Self Defense Legion, serving as a company commander, and collaborating with the SS.

For the next several weeks Rinkevicious stayed after work and built a false wall in the attic, sometimes with the help of Kagan's father, and created a six-foot by six-foot box, were the family could hide. He did that "for a man he hardly knew, at the risk of his life and at the risk of his family's life." 
"Exposing young Jews to Israel helps broaden their awareness and deepen their cultural identity. We are committed to the goal of all young Jewish adults having the opportunity to be inspired by their ancestral homeland," Miriam Adelson said. 

It's Time to Address Jewish Day School Tuition 


TuitionDenver has five top-tier Jewish schools - Beth JacobDenver Academy of TorahDenver Jewish Day SchoolHillel Academy, and Yeshiva Toras Chaim
We Support Jewish Day SchoolsSadly, these schools are often under-funded, and parents increasingly must struggle to afford Jewish day school tuition.

As 2012 drew to a close, hosts Maxwell and Dean Rotbart shared two of their ideas for solving the day school tuition crisis without raising rates, refusing students, or turning to government funding. How is this possible? 


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