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Chris Leppek
Chris Leppek

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Rabbi Serebryanski inspecting and drying out a sefer Torah.

Jumping into Hurricane Harvey

When he heard of the devastation wrought on Houston in August by Hurricane Harvey, Rabbi Yossi Serebryanski of Denver reacted in a way probably shared by many. “I was...

Doug Seserman

Doug Seserman reflects on 15 years of Denver leadership

Doug Seserman is not a politician but he has a pretty good idea how it feels to be one. After a decade and a half as the de facto leader of the Colorado Jewish...

Zach Strom carries the ball during last summer's Maccabiah tournament.

In rugby, USA top of the pile at Maccabiah

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5778 SECTION A PAGE 12 When he first heard from a teammate that there was an international rugby team composed exclusively of Jewish players, Zach...

Dr. Nan Goodman

Literature meets law

Dr. Nan Goodman has held for the past two years a very prestigious position in Jewish academia, as director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of...

Raheel Raza

Moderate Muslim speaks her mind

Raheel Raza is a Muslim woman who freely and openly speaks her mind. She minces no words when she speaks of Islamist terrorism, Israel, the treatment of women in Muslim...

A total solar eclipse in France, 1999. (Luc Viatour/Wikimedia)

How and why to protect your eyes at the eclipse

While it’s a virtual instinct for us not to stare directly at the sun, the temptation to do so during a solar eclipse might lead some sky-gazers to let down their...

Rabbi Jack Shlachter

Coming soon, total solar eclipse

When Rabbi-Dr. Jack Shlachter talks about going to Alliance, Neb., later this month, the anticipation in his voice is palpable. He will be traveling, he says...

Neal Price, left; Linda Sarsour, right

Unmarked graves, unmarked $100,000

Sarsour promises a Denver cemetery big bucks —maybe, maybe not One might think that combining the recently controversial Muslim activist Linda Sarsour with...

J Street joins JCRC; mixed reactions

J Street has finally arrived. Last week, in its second try at membership in the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Israel-focused and liberal-leaning activist...

Rabbi Fred Greene, right, from l-r: daughter Yael, wife Deborah, and daughters Noa and Leora.

Meet Har HaShem’s Rabbi Greene

The first full week of June was a busy one for Rabbi Fred Greene and the congregation he leads, Boulder’s Har HaShem. He called for congregants to join him for a vigil...