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David Friedman and ‘annexation’

The New York Times got quite a scoop when, in an interview with its Jerusalem bureau chief David Halbfinger, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said that he favored...

For the love of wine

Wine drinking, one of life’s great simple pleasures. With each sip taken from a stemmed glass, the libation holds a layered history and mystery that led to the taste...

Circus

According to Ballotpedia, there are currently 24 Democratic candidates for president. And we thought the 2016 Republican field was a circus. I can’t be the only one...

Shavuot in a time of rising anti-Semitism

What does the upcoming holiday of Shavuot teach at a time when American Jews are under attack from the right and the left? From the right we have the white supremacists...

Self-preservation

Does the instinct for self-preservation bring out the worst in people? This was a truism stated by Cormac O’Grada in a discussion about the Irish potato famine....

Clerk and Recorder

It’s not music, as in the recorder. It’s not the coveted goal of law school graduates, as in the clerk to a Supreme Court justice. But if you’re a Denverite and...

Accept the election results

Talk about sore losers! Republicans lost — in disastrous fashion — the Colorado elections of November, 2018. The Senate, House, governorship, attorney general and...

New strains of viral anti-Semitism

Who could really be surprised by the story that grabbed the attention of the Jewish world this past weekend? When Felix Klein, Germany’s first commissioner for Jewish...

Blank stare. Nada. Zip.

At this point, I know to expect it. For years now, each erev Shavuot, on the eve of the holiday, I receive two joke phone calls from two good friends. We laugh as they...

Being in two places at one time

One of my long term goals is to be in two places at one time. I could finally meet all of my obligations. Actually, I’m getting closer to my goal. Although I can’t...