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Shavuot, Ruth…beginning anew

This week we will celebrate the holiday of Shavuot, marking G-d’s revelation at Mount Sinai and the gift of the Torah. On Shavuot we open the scroll of Ruth. Every...

G-d, the Holocaust and a pastor

Comments about G-d and the Holocaust made in a sermon 10 years ago by a leading evangelical pastor, John Hagee, have received a great deal of attention. They have led to...

Segues of our lives: F and B

Life’s points of departure are always a challenge. How do you leave a life or a world behind and embrace a new, different one? Navigating these transitions is never...

‘What do you do for a living?’ — ‘I design bullets’

“My favorite topic: how to kill people, that is, how best to kill people.” That wasn’t the actual headline, but it could have been. This bullet vs. that bullet....

The ghost’s ghost

I’ve never had a ghost writer. But what about a ghost’s ghost? That would be Andrea Jacobs, IJN senior writer. I drift by Andrea’s window, tossing out the standard,...

Good and bad

Something difficult happened the other day when someone’s knee jerk reaction was blithely declaring that everything G-d does is for the best. They proceeded with a...

Will the real Kabbalah please stand up?

What do Madonna, Demi Moore and Britney Spears have in common with 16th-century Kabbalist Rabbi Isaac Luria? If you ask most Jews, absolutely nothing but a misguided...

Happy Birthday, Israel!

As we all know, this month is Israel’s 60th birthday. I’d like to briefly examine what this means, to reach the big 6-0. A 60-year old man or woman would naturally...

Sixty Years Young

The modern state of Israel is six decades — 60-years-old, yet she seems so young. When walking the land, living the Israeli life, or thinking of her recent...

Denver Post Editor Greg Moore visits Israel

Denver Post Editor Greg Moore visited Israel, Feb. 7-17, on an ADL mission. It was his first visit to Israel. Upon his return he sat for an interview. It was hard to put...