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Dr. Larry Boxer

Dr. Laurence Alan “Larry” Boxer, a pediatric hematologist and oncologist, loving husband, father, grandfather and loyal friend, passed away Jan. 7, 2017, at...

Sid Shafner

Sid Shafner, who liberated Dachau with the Rainbow Division in WW II, passed away Dec. 26, 2016, in Denver. He was 95. Rabbis Yaakov Chaitovsky and Richard Rheins and...

US Secretary of State John Kerry, l, speaks with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini during the Mideast peace conference in Paris on January 15, 2017. (Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty)

Paris peace summit definition of exercise in futility

Read the caption for the picture to the right and then ask yourself: What’s missing from this picture? “US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaking with EU...

Inauguration Day

When I was in high school, I had the great fortune of living just outside our nation’s capital. For all its ills, Washington DC is a fabulous tourist destination. The...

What’s love got to do with it?

In 1984, after a stalled career and an abusive marriage, Tina Turner wrote her comeback smash hit “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” The song is actually an...

Lessons from my grandmother

In this day and age, or rather “new age” of egocentric and insatiable navel gazing and blogging, where the conventional wisdom of the day are clichés and catch...

Pastor George and Cheryl Morrison, thank you

A few years back, at a program at Denver Academy of Torah, Cheryl  Morrison tearfully confessed, “I was raised an anti-Semite.” Yes, this devout Christian, lover of...

Is dignity worth $4? Check it out in Cherry Creek

The Cherry Creek Shopping Mall started charging for parking on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Management based its decision on increasing growth in the area and insufficient parking...

At JCCs, caution above all

As we went to press this week, news arrived from the JCC Association of North America that 27 US Jewish community centers in 17 states received telephoned bomb threats...

Yael Ukeles, a founder of Kayama Moms, and her son in January 2017.

Kayama helps religious women choose single motherhood

By Jennifer Richler, JTA JERUSALEM — When Alexandra Benjamin was pregnant recently with her son, she went shopping for appliances for her new apartment in Jerusalem....