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Denver book treasure

I can’t believe it. There is a children’s book series set in Denver, Colorado, but until a couple of weeks ago I’d never heard of it. Not only am I a huge fan of...

Women for Israel

“A nation that forgets its past has no future.” That’s the mantra that Siggy Flicker lives by. The matchmaker-turned-reality-TV-celebrity was the guest speaker at...

Nuts

Many have the custom not to eat nuts on Rosh Hashanah. The source is that nuts can cause a dry, scratchy throat, and the rabbis wanted to avoid the possibility of...

Generation to generation

L’dor v’Dor, “from generation to generation,” is a cornerstone of Judaism. The source is in the repetition of the Amida service, when we recite: “To all...

Disruption

When I was in Kansas City this summer, I visited the National WW I Museum and Memorial. The complex is a stunning structure with a massive obelisk, “Liberty Tower,”...

The reading class

Urban, check. White, check. Female, check. Educated, check. When it comes to the characteristics of the “reading class,” I seem to fit the pattern. A recent Atlantic...

Perfection

Who said breaking records is a good thing? Or perfection, for that matter? Some years back, the Cleveland Browns finished their season with a 0-16 record. Used to being...

Cherishing survivors

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5780 SECTION A PAGE 2 Fred Englard. Morton Tessler. Riva Weissbrot. Joe Weissbrot. Joe Schwartz. Sara Schwartz. Magda Rosenthal. These are just...

Is it good for the Jews?

For better or worse, the action of one individual Jew has the power to influence people’s perception of all Jews. There’s a kiddush Hashem, when G-d’s name is...

Blessed be the refugees

I consider myself relatively knowledgeable about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Palestinian history, but I had no idea until last week that Palestinian refugee...