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L'Chaim (Spring)

1968: History Colorado looks at the year everything changed

1968: History Colorado looks at the year everything changed

MANY MOONS have passed since I navigated the troubled shoals of 1968. The year that changed the world in ways we never anticipated changed me forever.

While I’ve never misplaced that time, memories hit like a tidal wave after visiting the History Colorado Center’s “1968 Exhibit,” a historical, visual and sensory timeline of 12 months in the life of America. But I get ahead of myself — or behind. Sometimes it’s hard to tell.

Shana Goldberg, assistant publisher of the Intermountain Jewish News, accompanied me to the exhibit. We were both excited. A student of history, Shana had researched 1968; I “lived” it. Our differing perspectives met in non-stop conversation until we arrived at the center, and only accelerated once we were there.

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L'Chaim (Spring)

Growing up in the Jewish Bible Belt

Growing up in the Jewish Bible BeltWHEN the Rocky Mountain News stopped its presses for the last time in 2009, setting a good many talented people adrift, the newspaper’s editorial cartoonist was one of the lucky few who managed to land on his feet. Ed Stein, who drew the cartoons on the Rocky’s editorial page, and for years had also created a homey and localized one-panel called “Denver Square,” had something called national syndication in his corner. In addition to his home base at the News, Stein’s editorial cartoo...

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L'Chaim (Spring)

Can you go? Probably!

Can you go? Probably!YOU WANT to take a trip. Perhaps you’re longing to go on a cruise, or your grandchild is getting married in another state. You have the time, money and desire to travel, but you wonder if you have the physical ability to make a trip. Travel often requires a great deal of walking, climbing stairs, long flights, dealing with luggage. Most people are willing to tackle these challenges in exchange for the positive rewards of traveling. But people with disabilities, including those which come wit...
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Dollars & Sense

A divorce obligation beyond finances

FOR SECULAR Americans, the concept of divorce revolves around the determination in a courtroom that the civil relationship of marriage has ended. For Americans of certain faith communities, because the marriage bond has religious significance, the parties to a divorce lack the ability to remarry without committing adultery in the eyes of the faith community, absent completion of a further process governed by religious authorities and rules to terminate or annul the prior or putative marriage. ...
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Dollars & Sense

Gordon Gamm's philosophy of philanthropy

Gordon Gamm's philosophy of philanthropyMany would agree that Judaism and philanthropy go together like peanut butter and jelly. Most Jews who give their money to others less fortunate will, to varying degrees, cite Divine will as a major motivator for their charity — the belief that tzedakah is what G-d wants us to do and, through the Torah, commands it. Then there’s Gordon Gamm, not quite so nearly categorized.
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