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  • Will God have a say in Super Sunday outcome?

    January 28, 2014 | 3:48 pm

    Rabbi Daniel Alter expects some added fervency during daily prayer services at the Denver Academy of Torah in the days leading up to the Super Bowl.

    Alter, the academy’s head of school, recalls that when the Colorado Rockies faced the Boston Red Sox in the 2007 World Series, his...

  • How to lose the next debate

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 4, 2012 | 11:23 am

    President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the first 2012 U.S. presidential debate in Denver on Oct. 3. Photo by REUTERS/Michael Reynolds

    A couple of weeks ago, when I wrote a “Romney Wins First Debate” column, I didn’t think I was going out...

  • 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...

  • Opinion: Tim Tebow Is Jewish

    By Marty Kaplan

    January 16, 2012 | 4:38 pm

    “Should The Times Be a Truth Vigilante?”

    That was the headline last week on a blog posted by New York Times public editor Arthur Brisbane.

    Brisbane is The Times’ ombudsman; his job is to hold the paper accountable to journalistic standards and to act as its readers’...

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  • QB’s signature pose has Jews and gentiles ‘Tebowing’

    December 13, 2011 | 5:23 pm

    The biggest story in the NFL this season is Tim Tebow, a devout Christian quarterback who doesn’t throw very well but has helped the Denver Broncos pull off a string of last-second victories.

    But the rugged Tebow’s signature move comes when play has stopped—taking a knee in...

  • Netanyahu cancels GA appearance

    October 24, 2011 | 7:56 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled plans to address the Jewish federations’ annual General Assembly.

    “The Prime Minister hoped to go to the GA, but unfortunately he will have to be in Israel during that week,” the Jewish Federations of North America said in a...

  • Obama says GOP ‘tough talk’ doesn’t help Israel; Transcript of speech

    August 29, 2008 | 3:10 am

    DENVER (JTA) -- Barack Obama said Republican "tough talk" was not protecting Israel.

    In his speech accepting the Democratic Party's presidential nomination Thursday night, Sen. Obama (D-Ill.) derided the Bush administration and his Republican rival Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for...

  • VIDEO: Blacks and Jews are back together and working side by side for an Obama victory

    August 29, 2008 | 1:21 am

    JTA’s Eric Fingerhut and Ron Kampeas on Thursday’s events at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.  With a focus on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, they explore a new emphasis on rebuilding the Civil Rights-era alliance of Jews and Blacks.  Included—Rev. Al Sharpton, Rep. John Lewis.

  • It was 45 years ago today

    By The Web Guy

    August 28, 2008 | 2:20 pm

    It was 45 years ago today when Martin Luther King gave his famous “I have a dream” speech in Washington, D.C.

    I was a 16-year old kid from the suburbs who came to the steamy swamps of the District to join in the historic demonstration and hear what he had to say. I took the bus...

  • Dems use speeches to hit GOP on Israel

    August 28, 2008 | 2:42 am

    DENVER (JTA)—President Bush and John McCain backed policies that have endangered Israel, Democrats argued during their convention speeches Wednesday night.

    In a night dedicated largely to foreign policy and national security issues, several speakers at the Pepsi Center argued that...

  • VIDEO: JTA’s Wednesday Convention Summary

    August 28, 2008 | 1:24 am

    Eric Fingerhut and Ron Kampeas summarize the jewish events of the day at the election, while attending a jstreet function in downtown Denver.

     

  • Democratic platform sticks close to Jewish positions

    By Ron Kampeas

    August 27, 2008 | 1:00 am

    DENVER (JTA) -- When it comes to the Middle East and Sen. Barack Obama's Democratic Party platform, things are staying pretty much the same -- which, in this case, is the kind of change pro-Israel activists can believe in.

    The platform committee appears to have heeded recommendations...

  • VIDEO: Jewish ‘condo vote’ will be hard to crack

    August 26, 2008 | 7:21 pm

    Ron Kampeas and Eric Fingerhut file their first video report from Denver, after attending a panel discussion Monday on the Jewish vote sponsored by the National Jewish Democratic Council

  • Obama camp to raise domestic issues in bid for Jewish vote

    August 26, 2008 | 6:04 pm

    DENVER (JTA)—After months of playing up their candidate’s support for Israel, Obama advisers say the campaign is opening up a second front in the battle for Jewish voters.

    Obama Jewish outreach director Dan Shapiro told JTA the campaign will now be emphasizing that the presumptive...

  • Let the games begin: GOP plays ‘Iran card’ against Democrats Obama and Biden

    By Ron Kampeas

    August 25, 2008 | 5:14 pm

    DENVER (JTA)—A year ago, the push for a congressional amendment that urged the declaration of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist group was signature legislation for much of the pro-Israel lobby. Only two dozen U.S. senators out of 100 opposed it.

    Two of those...

  • VIDEO: Jewish Dems nosh and schmooze at Zaydees Deli in Denver

    August 25, 2008 | 12:24 am

    Jewish Democratic event at Zaydees in downtown Denver.

    From JTA’s Election Blog:

    By Eric Fingerhut on Aug 24, 2008

    They didn’t get a chance to sample the corned beef sandwiches, but more than a couple hundred people, Jews and non-Jews, came out to Zaidy’s Deli in Denver...

  • With seven rabbis and counting, Dem parley reaches out to the faithful

    By Ron Kampeas

    August 20, 2008 | 5:08 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA)—Jewish voters and organizations often are among the first to object when Republicans and Christian conservatives inject religion into politics.

    But this year, especially at their convention next week, the Democrats are jumping into the religion game—and looking to...

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