Friday, June 5, 2020 -
Print Edition

Features

Rabbi (Maj.) Michael Bram, Air Force Academy chaplain. (Anchorage Daily News)

Air Force Academy rabbi is chaplain to all

of the 400-some chaplains currently serving in the US Air Force, only six are Jewish. One of those precious few is Colorado’s own Rabbi (Major) Michael Bram, one of 10...

Baku's Flame Towers seen from its Old City (Ron Li-Paz)

At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Azerbaijan pursues a policy of multiculturalism

BAKU — What would you do if you were surrounded by Russia, Iran and Turkey? It’s a precipitous geopolitical position, especially for a country only about three...

Isaac Herzog participates in a Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebration for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. (Nachshon Philipson)

‘SignTalkers’ is online network geared to the deaf and signing

JERUSALEM — SignTalk Foundation, a US-based nonprofit that advances public awareness of the signing community, celebrated the international launching of its online...

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...