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Poll: Your favorite Rosh Hashanah food

We know, we know, Palisade peaches, Rocky Ford cantaloupe and Olathe corn are all pouring into the grocery stores, but in the Jewish world, with Rosh Hashanah being so...

Islam El Shehaby refuses to shake the hand of Ori Sasson, his Israeli competitor at the Olympics. (Toshifumi Kitamura/Getty)

Egyptian judoka: more than meets the eyes

I inherited my love of the movie “Chariots of Fire” from my father. I can watch that movie a million times. The running beach scene to that gorgeous stacatto music...

Religious freedom — not only when it’s congenial

In Europe, people will find any reason to claim they’re not anti-religion when they ban religious practices. In Denmark and Switzerland, when it comes to ritual...

European Jewish culture — not only a thing of the past

In Europe, or at least in Jewish Europe, what is Labor Day weekend in the US is the European Jewish Day of Culture. It’s been that way for the last 30 years. On the...

Gymnastics — not only for the gymnasts

We acknowledge and we admit: We could not tell the difference between the amazing Simone Biles — the gold medal gymnast — and her lessers. Lessers? Not only we but...

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Eric Hoffer, the late longshoreman turned author, wrote: “The Jews are a peculiar people: Things permitted to other nations are forbidden to the Jews. Other nations...

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Dr. John Litvak

Dr. John Litvak, a neurosurgeon and lifelong Denver resident, passed away Aug. 6, 2016, in Denver. Rabbi Bruce Dollin and Cantor Martin Goldstein officiated at the Aug....

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David Charney

David Charney, a WW II veteran, passed away July 25, 2016, in East Hampton, NY. He was 94. Cantor Debbie Stein officiated at the July 28 service in East Hampton. Mr....

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Curtains for kashrut at Shalom Cares?

The creation and evolution of Shalom Park — the Jewish community’s skilled nursing home and continuum of care campus — derive from the Beth Israel Hospital and...

Clockwise from top left: Sarah Nabaggala, Yonatan Loukato, Samuel Matiya Kigondere, Yoash Mayende and Shoshana Nambi. (Jill Peltzman/URJ)

Ugandan Jews work as counselors at reform summer camp

NEW YORK — Growing up in Uganda, Sarah Nabaggala would often have to walk to a well to retrieve drinking water. Shoshana Nambi, from the same village, Mbale, remembers...