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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...

Nature’s beautiful show

By the time you are reading this, the sun will be shining once again and spring will be back in the air, with the record snowfall of this past week but a distant memory....

Standing on his head

Serendipity — or just excellent organization? That’s what I asked myself as, on Yom Ha’atzmaut, Alon Ben Gurion took the stage at JNF Mountain States’ annual...

Kendrick Castillo

If one visits Thiepval in France or Tyne Cot in Belgium, one sees seemingly endless rows of names etched in stone. These are the war dead, the young men who died in...

Denver Health aims to ‘change the world’

For Robin Wittenstein, Ed.D., it’s all one river flowing into the sea. The sea is “changing the world” and the staging ground is Denver Health. For the CEO of...

Not everything is an anti-Semitic dog whistle

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s upstart presidential campaign has gone far better than anyone could have predicted. But when speaking in Las Vegas this week, he made...

Tlaib at best, incoherent; at worst, malevolent

When I was updating a pro-Israel academic about Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s recent remarks, she just burst out laughing. She wasn’t even upset. Tlaib’s statement...

A new cabin at Camp Shwayder at the base of Mt. Evans.

The new face and vision of Shwayder Camp

Woe to the contemporary Jewish summer camp if it thinks it can do what camps did decades ago and succeed. Nice surroundings. Nice counselors. Nice programs. And the kids...