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  • Colorado judge accepts insanity plea from accused theater gunman

    June 4, 2013 | 10:22 am

    Accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes, who could face execution if convicted of killing 12 moviegoers last summer, entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity on Tuesday, and a judge accepted his plea.

    Holmes, 25, is charged with multiple counts of first-degree...

  • Giffords: ‘Shame’ on senators who voted down gun checks

    April 18, 2013 | 10:56 am

    The U.S. senators who defeated a bill that would toughen background checks for gun purchasers "brought shame on themselves," former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords said.

    "The senators who voted against background checks for online and gun-show sales, and those who voted against...

  • Dark night: The dangers of movie violence

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 25, 2012 | 3:45 pm

    No one foresaw that a more sinister evil than the fictional Bane would appear at a screening of the latest Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises.”

    But, in fact, the violent entertainment became a violent event when, on July 20, a masked marauder entered a movie theater and...

  • Who will protect us from the NRA?

    By Rob Eshman

    July 25, 2012 | 11:50 am

    The National Rifle Association (NRA) claims it exists to protect our rights. My question is this: Who will protect us from the NRA?

    The gun lobby is not responsible for the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colo., last week that has so far claimed 12 victims. 

    But its consistent and...

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  • In Between in Aurora

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    July 25, 2012 | 8:00 am

    My father, alav hahalom, died shortly before Passover in 2011. When we learn that a close relative has died, but the person has not yet been buried, we are called an onen, or “someone in between.” Mourning doesn’t officially start until our loved one is buried, so we are in...

  • L.A. camp gets unwanted attention in wake of Colorado shooting

    By Ryan Torok

    July 24, 2012 | 6:08 pm

    Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes’ reported ties to Camp Max Straus have led to unwanted attention for Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles and its camp, its director said.

    “I think the attention is unfortunate,” Randy Schwab, CEO of Jewish Big Brothers Big...

  • Jason Alexander’s anti-gun tweet makes waves

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 24, 2012 | 11:07 am

    Following the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colo. that killed 12 people, wounding 58 others, Jason Alexander shared his anti-gun stance on Twitter.

    I’d like to preface this long tweet by saying that my passion comes from my deepest sympathy and shared sorrow with yesterday’s victims...

  • Denver-area Jews mourn, seek to help massacre victims

    July 24, 2012 | 10:44 am

    As Colorado and the nation tried to absorb the tragic massacre in a suburban Denver movie theater, local synagogues conducted special prayers and the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado launched a response fund for the victims and their families.

    Early Friday morning, James Eagen...

  • Despite militarized society, Israel’s strict gun laws keep civilian violence down

    July 24, 2012 | 10:30 am

    First-time visitors to Israel might be taken aback to see groups of armed teenagers walking through a city plaza on a weeknight, or surprised to walk into a public bathroom and see an M-16 laying across the sinks as a soldier washes his face.

    But guns are ubiquitous in Israel, where...

  • Bridging the gaps that divide us: Coping with the tragedies in Aurora and Bulgaria

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    July 23, 2012 | 8:35 am

    We mourn the 12 victims and 58 wounded in the senseless slaughter in Aurora. We also mourn the suicide bombing that murdered five Israelis and two Bulgarians, and wounded dozens of Israelis in Bulgaria. 

    These two horrific events are tied together chronologically and also on a...

  • Former Jewish camp staffer worked closely with James Holmes

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 22, 2012 | 2:15 pm

    In the summer of 2008, when James Holmes was 20, he was known as a quiet counselor at Camp Max Straus in Los Angeles County, liked by his campers.

    As details have emerged about the background of the now 24-year-old suspected shooter at the midnight massacre at an Aurora, Colo....

  • “Dark Knight” shooter reportedly was camp counselor for Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2008

    By Ryan Torok

    July 21, 2012 | 2:44 pm

    The suspect behind a deadly shooting in Colorado that killed 12 and injured 58 more during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” on Friday, July 20   reportedly served as a counselor at a camp run by Jewish Big Brothers/Big Sisters in Los Angeles.

    NBC 7 San Diego KNSD...

  • The Dark Night

    By Ilana Angel

    July 20, 2012 | 7:12 pm

    Last night my son went to a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises.  As he sat in the theater enjoying the movie, a night of terror erupted in Colorado.  I sat up all night watching the news and praying for the victims and their families.  It is unfathomable that this has...

  • A meditation on the Bulgaria and Colorado tragedies

    July 20, 2012 | 10:56 am

    Dear friends and colleagues,

    The month of Av has come upon us in a manner true to historical form. Mishenikhnas Av, m’ma’atin b’simha… When the month of Av begins, we are told, we are instructed to diminish our joy. Sadly, a week of violence and tragedy all over the world...

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