The day after Yom Kippur, while Jewish Denver was still in a post-repentance stupor, DAT Minyan spiritual leader Rabbi Asher Klein arrived at the IJN in exceptional, buoyant form.
Twenty-four hours ago he fasted, prayed and beseeched G-d’s forgiveness with his congregation in a crowded multipurpose room at DAT. This morning he smiles the giddy smile of a new father (for the fourth time).
The only time fatigue makes an appearance is when Klein mentions receiving an accounting “decree” from Yeshiva University.
He laughs at the slip.
“But I annulled the decree,” he adds impishly.