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Sara Moses, left, and her drawing 'Deprivation' (Aleksei Kolesnikov)

Child survivor of Bergen-Belsen

1945, an emaciated six-year-old girl lay in her own filth in a squalid hut at Bergen-Belsen, where the sick and dying moaned amid a frozen river of corpses. “It was...

Advocates for traditional burial say it assists ecology

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — When Rabbi Jay Lyons prepares a dead body for burial, it feels like he’s in synagogue on the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. Lyons, along with...

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...

Rabbi Sandra Cohen (Ben Cohen)

A dive into the dark world of bipolar disorder

Sandra Cohen sits at the sunlit, window-framed table in her home study in Denver. Despite imminent blizzard warnings, she cherishes the moment. “Today’s a good...

Members of the Jewish community of Mallorca, Spain, attend a Tu b'Shvat picnic, Feb. 10, 2019. (Cnaan Liphshiz)

For Purim, Mallorcan Jews didn’t need to hide

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain — On this island south of Barcelona, Jews celebrate Purim these days pretty much as they do most anywhere else in Europe — finally. There is...

A ketubah from Bergen-Belsen. (YIVO archives)

Ketubah affirms life in the midst of death

By Henry Abramson JERUSALEM — It is jarring to see a Star of David placed between the Hebrew transliteration of the words Bergen-Belsen, the notorious Nazi...

From left: Model Rosie Vela in a 1975 Chanel skirt suit (Arthur Elgort/Conde Nast/Getty); Gitta Banko carrying a black Chanel bag with silver hardware (Christian Vierig/Getty); a Fall 1963 Chanel skirt suit (Getty)

Lagerfeld rescued a brand and reputation

By Michelle Honig NEW YORK — If you walk into any wealthy Jewish American neighborhood, a careful eye will spot designer duds — Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton —...

Dr. Simcha Raphael

Simcha Raphael investigates the Jewish perspective on life after death

Dr. Simcha Raphael, a psychotherapist, bereavement counselor and scholar, is constantly asked whether Jews believe in life after death — and most assume the answer is...