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Day of Fate

“Beware the Ides of March,” Shakespeare famously warned in “Julius Caesar.” The eponymous emperor was killed on that day, March 15, which in the Roman calendar...

Seder night, 1943

PASSOVER 5779 SECTION C PAGE 19 You can’t know right away by looking at the picture that it’s a seder in a ghetto. It could have been a group photo of family and...

Dayyenu is enough — really?

This ode to Passover was first published in the IJN in 1982 and has occupied this space before Passover many years since. ONE of the most popular parts of the Passover...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #48

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #48, “Cite the source of your words.”...

False narrative

For critics of the pro-Israel community and US President Donald Trump, it was the ultimate “gotcha” moment. After months of having to listen to Jews and friends of...

Playoffs

When I stepped into the Pepsi Center last week, I remembered an observation I made years ago: The best sporting event to see live is basketball. (Admittedly, my field is...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #47

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #47, “Being precise in one’s study.” Rabbi...

City of David and the problem with Jerusalem

Those who continue to deny the historical facts about Jewish Jerusalem got more bad news this week. Archaeologists working at the City of David site in Jerusalem...

37 years! — we never forget

Two separate sets of Jewish bones, of Jewish skeletons, were unearthed this past week. One excavation was in Brest, Belarus. The other — after 37 unbearable years of...

Recycling

According to a recently published report, Denver’s recycling rate is 18%. The national average is 34%. Shocking, considering how “green” and “outdoorsy” Denver...