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Who is old?

Age is a bugaboo to many. Who is old? A thousand answers are deduced to say: not me.

The truth is, age is strictly relative. Anybody older than you is “old.” Anybody younger than you is “young.”

Somebody in his young twenties sees teenagers as hopelessly young, and people in their late thirties as really old (not to mention the troglodytes in their sixties).

Age, many old people say, is in your mind, not your body. You know, the “young at heart.”

View from Central Park

His bet was on the Panthers

Boy do I wish I had been in Denver this past week. It’s at a time like this that you feel true love and homesickness for your hometown. Denver is bursting with life, and I wish I could touch it and feel it, not just view it from afar on livestream. When I sat down to watch the Super Bowl with some friends, one of them quipped: “Do you even know the rules of football?” “Yes, I know the basics,” I replied, “I know what a touchdown is,” to which one friend burst out laughing. Over t...
Conservative Lens

You don't know what Obama said at the mosque

If you seek to understand Barack Obama and his views, the best place to go is his speeches. But you have to read them in their entirety, not rely on hearing them or on the media’s summary of them. When you do, you realize how often what Obama says is morally and intellectually confused and even untrue. The most recent example was his speech last week at a mosque in Baltimore. In addition to reassuring Muslim Americans, President Obama spoke a lot of nonsense, some of it dangerous. President ...
View From Denver

Obama, Bialik, Hecht and Duman

Like many, I met Maurice Duman, who passed away just a few weeks ago, in his Capitol Hill tailor shop on East Colfax Avenue. On more than one occasion, this Holocaust survivor would regale me with memories 50 years old. For example, with gusto and great speed he would rattle off the list of his classmates from elementary school — in Polish. It took him but a few seconds to go through some 30 names.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 February 2016 12:49 )

View from Central Park

Nothing like underdog talk

Is it just me, or are you too dizzy and giddy from all the recent amusements and distractions? Between the National Western Stock Show and the political theater culminating in the Iowa caucuses, it’s been pretty entertaining. You turn the radio from one station to the next, and it goes from bombastic Trump being trumped to Clinton shenanigans and Feeling the Bern, and on to talk of the unexpected rise of Rubio that many seem to be watching. Then add in the the Great Broncos to this already en...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 February 2016 17:05 )

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Free Robert Levinson, Senate appeals to Iran in unanimous vote

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution urging Iran to fulfill its pledge to help find Robert Levinson, a Jewish American who went missing in Iran in 2007. Five Amer... [Link]

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At Utah’s on-slope Shabbat service, ski boots required

Uriel Heilman PARK CITY, Utah (JTA) – It may be the most elevated Shabbat service in the country, and not just because of the spirited singing. Held in a rustic cabin in the woods off a ski slope at Deer Valley r... [Link]

Daniel Pearl killer’s jailbreak foiled, Pakistan army says

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Pakistan’s military said it had foiled a prison break bid aimed at freeing a British-born terrorist awaiting execution for the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.... [Link]

Ukraine threatens Uman visa bans following Israeli minister’s Crimea visit

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Ukraine threatened to tighten visa requirements for Israeli tourists following an Israeli minister’s meeting with the governor of an area that Russia annexed from Ukraine. Ukraine mad... [Link]

Dutch store highlights Israeli settlement goods to protest separate labeling

Cnaan Liphshiz AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A store owned by Dutch Christian Zionists advertised to its customers products from Israeli settlements to protest a European Union requirement that they be labeled separately.... [Link]

Police kill attacker at Ohio diner owned by Arab-Israeli

Cnaan Liphshiz UPDATE: Last updated Friday at 12:30 p.m. to include the identify of the assailant and reports that police believe he may have thought the owner was Jewish. (JTA) — Police in central Ohio sho... [Link]

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