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Nice to meet you

Over the past four and a half years, I’ve gotten to know some of our readers in a variety of ways. Sometimes it’s when they call to renew their subscription....

‘Go back’

Having lived in a country where “Go back” comments were often heard, I was very disturbed by the president’s latest tweetstorm. Sadly, “go back” is part of an...

Provocative thoughts

Provocative thoughts I recently ran across: • A letter to the New Yorker from Devin Schindler: “It’s noble to agree with Dostoyevsky’s observation that ‘it is...

How anti-Zionists legitimize anti-Semitism

The following are adapted remarks by Jonathan S. Tobin, delivered at the US Dept. of Justice Summit on Combating Anti-Semitism on July 15, 2019. It’s an honor to be...

An emergency!

I had to make an “emergency” run the other night. No, it was not for Band-aids, Neosporin or hydrogen peroxide. There were no wounds. It was for popsicles. With the...

Jewish Family Service today

If we include its predecessors, Jewish Family Service of Colorado is the oldest Jewish community organization in Colorado. One would think that by now everyone knows...

How Jewish are open borders?

American Jews have a long and understandable tradition of advocacy for immigrants. That’s due in part to the fact that most Jews were the children and grandchildren of...

The Ethiopian struggle in Israel

Something has gone wrong in the integration of the Ethiopian Beta Israel community into Israeli society. The word racism is bandied about. I am always surprised by that....

Green spaces

What do Denver and New York City have in common? If you’re a longtime Denverite, you may be shocked to learn that both cities lead the country in lack of park space....

The Biblical text, frozen and unfrozen

Clearly, the Hebrew Bible is a book of history. It is filled with biographies, narratives, wars and historical journeys — with the lives of Abraham and Sarah, the...