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In the face of COVID, aging veterans stay the course

By Heather Robinson When they were young, some stormed the beaches, taking the fight to the enemy; some liberated Nazi concentration camps in Western Europe and forever...

Health sciences library at CU Anschutz bolstered by, named for Holocaust refugee

The Strauss Health Sciences Library at CU Anschutz is named in honor of Henry Strauss, a 1951 CU pharmacy school graduate settling into his tenth decade. Strauss, who...

Sukkot in WW I-era Russia

By Chen Malul, National Library of Israel Ditches at the entrances to all of the homes. Opened roofs. The year 1916 appears under the photograph featured on an aged...

Spiritual lessons from COVID-19

coronavirus pandemic has challenged each and every one of us in different and unprecedented ways. Rosh Hashanah, the start of a new year, is a natural time for...

Persian Rosh Hashana seder

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5781 SECTION D PAGE 9 By Donna Maher NEW YORK — Twenty-twenty has been an incredibly rough year. We could all use a fresh start, so it’s a good...

Coronavirus vaccine race hearkens to Dr. Jonas Salk

By Heather Robinson PITTSBURGH — Each year in the 1940s and ’50s, more than 15,000 Americans were paralyzed by polio and thousands died. The disease reached its peak...

Russian surgeon’s only job: circumcise Jewish men

MOSCOW — The religious Jewish world has created some unusual jobs, from shofar makers to etrog pickers to mashgichim — kosher certifiers whose job is literally to...

The 17th-century plague

BOSTON — More than 350 years ago, a plague took a deadly toll on Hamburg, Germany. As the High Holidays approached, fear and panic set in and many of the city’s...

Masked mitzvot — welcoming new life during COVID-19

“In this time of great darkness, the souls who come down now must be sources of great light.” — Rabbi Doniel Katz, whose youngest child was born this spring There...

CU bioethics professor explores ‘Deadly Medicine’

. Matt Wynia, then head of the American Medical Association’s ethics institute, received an unexpected invite from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC in the early...