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Rosh Hashanah identifies an irreplaceable humanity

By David Bashevkin Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of mankind. But if Rosh Hashanah is indeed the collective birthday of humanity, why do we celebrate with all...

Ahead of Yom Kippur, Mayim Bialik’s mea culpas

By Mayim Bialik In the Reform synagogue I was raised in, they taught us a song around the Jewish New Year: “Let’s be friends. Make amends. Now’s the time to say...

The etrog: Judaism’s best-kept health secret

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5780 SECTION D PAGE 6 By Rachel Myerson NEW YORK — For most Jews, the etrog, a thick-rinded citrus, is relegated to a fleeting, supporting role....

Jewish culinary bible collects global flavors, techniques

soon as I saw the first recipe in this book I was hooked. Good friends of mine have a Passover tradition. As part of the karpas stage, they serve eggs that have been...

New caterer brings flavors of Persia to Denver

A new kosher caterer has set up shop in Denver. It’s called Lymone Caterers, a portmanteau of the first names of its owners Lynn and Simone Shenassa. Lymone cooks up...

‘Reverse Tashlich’ encourages Jews to clean up oceans

By Shiryn Ghermezian A Florida-based program aimed at empowering Jewish people to help keep the ocean clean is attracting attention from communities around the US and...

Shauvuot celebrations at Kibbutz Emek Yizrael

Celebrating Shavuot with kids

It’s one of the most dramatic scenes in the Torah, as amazing as the splitting of the sea. Imagine the Master of the Universe coming down to Earth in an astounding...

A collage of photographs taken by John Pregulman, pictured right with his wife Amy. (Lior Zaltzman)

In Denver, global effort underway to photograph every living Holocaust survivor

YOM HASHOAH 5779 By Lior Zaltzman At first, it seems like John and Amy Israel Pregulman nailed the ideal “digital nomad” lifestyle. The very-much-in-love couple...

Two of the four sons, as depicted in the Arthur Szyk Haggadah (Wikimedia Commons)

Which of the Four Sons are you? Denverites reply

PASSOVER 5779 SECTION C PAGE 7 “Of the four sons mentioned in the Haggadah — the wicked son, the simple son, the wise son and the son who doesn’t know enough to...

A collage of Maxwell House haggadahs.

Denverites asked: Which Haggadah do you use?

PASSOVER 5779 SECTION C PAGE 10 bygone days, families reused worn Haggadot fingerprinted through the decades — and while this tradition continues, some Jews are...