Wednesday, February 20, 2019 -
Print Edition

Columns

Short stories

I’m old school. My connection to social media is pretty limited — no Twitter or Instagram. Although I am on Facebook, I’m not that active on it. While I have met...

Denver vs. San Antonio

Travel is always enlightening. For me it’s about exploring the history and culture, but on my recent trip to San Antonio I found myself asking: What’s San Antonio...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #37

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #37, “Sharing another person’s burden.”...

The poster children

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is the poster child for the Republican Party’s problem with right-wing extremism. His fate also provides an object lesson in how American...

Robert Burns (Wikimedia)

Ode to a haggis

I have the privilege of sharing a birthday with Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet. On January 25, all across Scotland — and in diaspora communities — people...

Is the baby crying inside?

Probably the most pure image in the world is that jelly bean or kidney bean shaped image of a baby in utero, cozily nestled in its mother’s womb. When I heard the...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #36

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #36, “Taking no joy from issuing halachic...

Best Practices for Living Life to the Fullest

It wasn’t more than a few days after my Dad died, just four months shy of his 100th birthday, that my brother and I began the formidable task of “going through...

‘Safe Injection Site’

Denver is considering instituting a so-called Safe Injection Site (SIS), where IV drug users can shoot up with clean needles, and staff is onsite to administer naloxone...

The miracle and the mourning

One of the most dramatic visual scenes in the Torah is that of the splitting of the Red Sea. To see nature reverse its natural course — rupturing a natural pattern of...