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Spain re-invites the Jews

Spain re-invites the Jews

WHEN THE Edict of Expulsion decreed that the Jews of Spain convert or be expelled by the Ninth of Av — the last day of July, 1492 — some half a million Jews walked west into Portugal, north over the Pyrenees into France, or sailed by boat from the ports in the south, some setting sail with Columbus. They left behind their homes and vineyards, and left Spain without its most skilled doctors, lawyers and merchants.

It was a calamity, both for the Jews and for Spain.

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Jewish Sweden without a map

Jewish Sweden without a mapLast fall I traveled to Stockholm alone to visit my brother and sister-in-law, whom I hadn’t seen in 30 years. An eternity had passed in the blink of the eye. Time had changed us, but not beyond recognition or love. Grabbing my bags and rushing through customs at Arlanda Airport, I pushed open the doors and saw my Swedish sister-in-law Lisbeth (Lolo for short). We laughed, cried, stared at each other. Distance evaporated.
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The art and philosophy of Harry Sherman

The art and philosophy of Harry ShermanWithin the vast reaches of the universe, space, in its entirety and everything in it — even your thoughts — are electromagnetic energy, as expressed in the spectrum. With these few words — characteristic of a man of few words, but of many thoughts and feelings — Denver artist Harry Sherman describes a painting that hangs on his living room wall.
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1968: History Colorado looks at the year everything changed

1968: History Colorado looks at the year everything changedMANY 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 J...
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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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