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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...

Why removing a cross would be bad for Jews

In the view of some ardent defenders of the separation between religion and state, there was no doubt that a war memorial in the form of a 40-foot-tall cross should not...

Bike to Work Day

If you noticed a lot more Lycra on the roads last Wednesday, there was a reason: June 26 was Bike to Work Day. As a regular cyclist (in the summer at least), I’ve...

Who gets to define a hate group?

How do we prevent “hate” from becoming a badge of honor? By defeating all haters and hate groups, I would hope. Unfortunately, the matter is not so simple. The fight...

Happy birthday America

It was 1984. I was just a little girl visiting my grandmother in Denver, from Israel. We went to one of my great aunt’s for a July 4th barbecue. Of course, I had never...

Garbage Police

If Weird Al Yankovic were to choose Radiohead’s “Karma Police” for one of his absurdist spoofs, the title could be “Garbage Police.” But the joke would be on...

Silences speak loudly, words echo softly

So I have been told: Rabbi Gershon Liebman (1905-1997) went through Nazi slave labor camps and the concentration camps not only with his body intact, but with his...