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Letter from Jerusalem

All of Israel screams one word: Future! Reflections on visiting Jerusalem by Rabbi Hillel Goldberg.

Workaholics of the world unite!

Long ago, I had a boss who worked long hours. Commendable yes, but all too frequently and loudly he bragged of his Protestant work ethic. Each time he pointedly looked...

In Denver: the slow 
road home

At long last, Denver City Council has completed the purchase of a former hotel that will be revamped into housing for the homeless.

Experiencing a disability

Yesterday, my smartphone decided to provide me with the experience of what living in an exclusively auditory world feels like.

Curious, not spurious, George

When I saw John Darkow’s political cartoon I was simultaneously impressed and upset. In the Columbia Missourian, Darkow cleverly transformed one of my favorite...

A Rich Life

A book about Richard Male’s life, A Rich Life, is not an autobiography, nor was it written years ago. It was written under the sword hanging over Male’s head these...

The Titanic had a kosher kitchen. Who knew?

“Titanic, The Exhibition,” is now showing in New York City. It’s been advertised as “a journey through the Titanic’s true story,” further saying, “immerse...

‘The Dropout’

Is this the paradox of getting old? On one hand, events that feel like they occurred yesterday happened years ago. On the other hand, it’s hard to remember when...

I am not an American! Perish the thought!

“Fascism pretending to be manners.” “Bias hunters.” “Rank absurdity.” “Big Brother is watching you.” “Intellectual morons.”Such are the stingers...

Fitting in through watching soccer

I’m not from the big cursers. Sure, an imprecation or two might slip out when a car cuts me off on the road (hopefully when the children are not riding with me). A...