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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...

  • Jewish pot activist Mason Tvert hits new high with marijuana legalization vote in Colorado

    November 12, 2012 | 9:42 am

    Say what you will about Mason Tvert, the Jewish activist behind the marijuana legalization campaign that passed in Colorado, the man clearly has a sense of humor.

    Some years ago, in his efforts to persuade the public that marijuana is far less of a health menace than alcohol,...

  • Recipe for marijuana cholent

    November 12, 2012 | 9:32 am

    Now that the states of Colorado and Washington have legalized the recreational use and commercial sale of marijuana for its residents 21 years or older, there are all sorts of way to get creative in incorporating the new legal substance with Jewish edibles. Here's a recipe for...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • Amid the ravages of wildfires, Colorado Jews band together

    July 2, 2012 | 3:06 pm

    The Sidmans are among the lucky ones: Their Colorado Springs home is still standing, nearly untouched by the flames that left many of their neighbors’ houses in ashes.

    “I was just sobbing uncontrollably, even though my house was perfect,” Renee Sidman told the Colorado Springs...

  • Relief funds assisting Colorado fire victims

    July 2, 2012 | 11:36 am

    As residents of Colorado Springs return to their homes following widespread wild fires, U.S. Jewish communities are raising money for relief funds.

    The Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, in conjunction with local synagogues, community organizations and national partners, has...

  • Colorado Indians, Jews share genetic marker

    May 30, 2012 | 1:55 pm

    Israeli geneticists have linked a Native American population in Colorado to Jews expelled from Spain during the Inquisition.

    Geneticists at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv discovered the genetic mutation marker BRCA1 in a group of Mexican Indians who had emigrated from Mexico...

  • Apres le beard: Matisyahu takes the stage in Boulder

    December 19, 2011 | 10:42 am

    When Matisyahu, the 32-year-old Chasidic reggae superstar, appeared onstage for the first time since shaving his trademark beard, no one in the audience at the Boulder Theater seemed surprised.

    The news of his shaving had been widely discussed since the star tweeted a photo of...

  • Reb Zalman archives given to Colorado U.

    January 3, 2011 | 10:08 am

    The personal papers and other materials of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, a founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, have been given to the University of Colorado.

    The material, including audio-visual material, have become part of the Colorado University-Boulder Library Archives,...

  • Deals on December getaways

    November 19, 2010 | 1:30 pm

    It is so good to be a traveler during December. Whether you want a romantic escape, a girlfriends’ getaway or a family vacation, the deals are abundant as many people choose to stick closer to home through the holiday season. My family and I have traditionally hit the road and...

  • Faith in Travel

    By Amy Klein

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Vail, Colo., might seem like Siberia compared to the more established Jewish community of Los Angeles, yet here in Lionshead (elevation: 10,350 feet) there's some 75 Jews gathered for Shabbat morning services.

    Under the burning morning sun, the clouds feel close enough to touch as we...

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